As a part of the Morning Lazziness series about NFT women who are encouraging and doing incredible things with their ideas in society, I had the pleasure of interviewing Phoebe Cornog and Roxy Prima.
Roxy and Phoebe have gained a large following of design fans through their Instagram, successful non-profit, and viral TikToks. Their work has been primarily commercial, and after seeing how many other women artists were getting into NFTs, they decided to do a ton of research and throw their hat in the ring.
Many thanks for doing this for us; please let our users know about yourself and “Pandr Design Co”?
Pandr Design Co is run by Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog. We specialize in creating custom art for businesses and creating large-scale murals. Though most of art work becomes a physical hand painted mural, it all starts out digital. So NFTs are a great way for us to use our artwork in a new way.
Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?
Without social media, we wouldn’t be where we are today. The two of us met through Instagram and our mural business took off because of Instagram. We were both graphic designers with a goal of painting one mural. Once we painted the mural, we posted it and soon after got an inquiry for another and then another after that. We had no intentions of doing this full-time.
Do you think NFTs, which are open to virtual reality, could adversely impact our health due to increased screen time?
Yes, but so is everything else these days. It’s important to be aware of and give yourself a break from the screen. Contrastingly, mural painting is very hard on our bodies so it’s nice for us to have a break from manual labor and look at a screen for a bit.
What key highlights of the “Pandr Design Co” make it unique from the other NFT platform?
Being an art company, we are excited that art is being used in the digital and crypto space and see it as a great opportunity. We have been professional artists and designers for over a decade so our NFTs are a bit different than others.
What are the main services you render through this platform?
We specialize in hand lettering and illustration. Our main income stream is through murals but we also do branding, packaging, and soon we will be minting NFTs.
What do you think could be the future of NFT? How useful can they be for everyone?
We think they’re an incredible way for artists to capitalize on their work. It’s something you can do remotely and can serve as passive income with the licensing factor.
How do you hope to guide the users through the NFT encyclopedia?
We’re still learning ourselves. However, our goal is to learn the process and teach other artists how to be successful. We’ve already started making informative TikToks and have shared what we’ve learned in our Instagram Lives.
The future of the digital world might be ruled by blockchain and cryptocurrency. Do you think it would be challenging for all age groups to gain knowledge about the same? How can we educate them?
There’s definitely a high barrier to entry. It can be really overwhelming and confusing but we feel that the more that we talk about it and normalize it, the easier it’ll be to digest. As we said, social media is a great tool for education.
What are some upcoming programs you hope to launch this year?
We plan to start minting NFTs on a weekly basis and once we get more experience, we plan on teaching webinars to educate other creatives how they can start creating NFTs.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
We will not stop finding new ways to create art and run a successful business. As things are becoming more digital, perhaps our work will be less mural-driven and more focused on the digital space. We like to keep an open mind to where our business will take us and follow the opportunities that come our way.
Any female entrepreneur who inspires you the most in the Metaverse field?
Lastly, what do you think this world needs the most?
The world needs more kindness and compassion. In direct relation to NFTs, we feel that it’s important to understand why artists are making them the value they can bring.