Edelweiss De Guzman is an award winning designer and illustrator based in North Carolina. She grew up in the Philippines, and moved to the U.S. when she was eighteen. Much of her childhood was spent making art of one sort or another; be it drawing people, improvising toys, or making garments for her dolls, creativity has always been her strong suit. She recently graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where she studied Studio Art with a concentration in illustration. She was selected for the distinction of top senior illustrator from the department of Art at UNC Charlotte and received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Illustration in her senior year. Her cross-disciplinary background in illustration, studio art painting, and contemporary/conceptual garment design has infused her practice with multiple influences and approaches.
Edelweiss's artistry is unique. Not only has she been designing strange and wonderful fashions for over three years now, but she is well trained in traditional art mediums also. She finds inspiration in many things, from stylistic comic book art to the techniques of the past; like the Expressionist, Avant-Garde and Art Deco. Through a mixture of creative thought, unusual mark-making, tireless design, and infectious personality, Edelweiss De Guzman is one-of-a-kind.