Design // Emma, Muse of Design Thinking

Inspired by the illustrations of Alphonse Mucha, I created my own muse, Emma. Emma helps me to bring a sense of blooming into visual design since 2002.

Illustration of Emma
Emma, Muse of design thinking.

The digital drawing of Emma is created with Adobe Illustrator. It displays all the tools I use when bringing a sense of blooming into visual design.
The iBook was my first Mac computer.
The used fonts are handdrawn by me.

What is a Muse?

The Muses are daughters of the Greek Supreme God Zeus and the titan Mnemosyne (memory), with whom he spent nine successive passionate nights. The nine Muses started their careers in Ancient Greece as nymphs. Within short time they presided creative powers and started to serve Apollo, God of Music & Arts.

The nine sisters of Muse Emma:

  • Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry
  • Clio, Muse of History
  • Polyhymnia, Muse of Sacred Poetry
  • Euterpe, Muse Lyric Poetry
  • Terpsichore, Muse of Choral Dance and Song
  • Erato, Muse of Love Poetry
  • Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy
  • Thalia, Muse of Comedy