Here you’ll find a little more about the owner of Xquissive, Richard Eijkenbroek, where his love for design stemmed from and how Xquissive came about.
Ever since I was a child I was fond of drawing. I loved the freedom of being able to both draw and imagine things that didn’t exist in real life. I also enjoyed capturing things purely because of their beauty, like landscapes. The same goes for designing in a professional way; I enjoy trying out new styles and combinations and being able to see the transformative process as something beautiful is created from scratch. Maybe it’s that process – starting off with nothing and ending up with something beautiful, that is so inspiring to me.
Maybe it’s that process – starting off with nothing and ending up with something beautiful, that is so inspiring to me.
I have made sure to maintain by childhood love for both painting and drawing and now sell my natural hand painted soft pastel paintings online: https://www.artfinder.com/richard-eijkenbroek.
As both a freelance graphic designer and artist I am constantly exploring new concepts to fuel my creativity. There’s just something about the investigative creative process that I love; when creating a logo, I love browsing through my collection of fonts, just to find the perfect one, when looking for that special overlay to add that finishing touch or when I stumble across a new and exciting digital paintbrush…
In my experience as both a designer and an artist, I have found that there are so many fonts, graphic bundles, mockups, overlays, brushes and toolkits that work to not only inspire but aid in the creative process. I wanted to create a place where creatives can find these tools and get inspired. I share both free and premium content to meet the needs of all creatives.
In the early stages of creating this site, I wanted to choose a name that was both exclusive and unique. Something that catchy and set itself apart from its competitors. After searching for words that encompassed my vision for the site, I came across exclusive and exquisite. By combining the two words together I felt I had created something not only catchy but inherently unique – and so Xquissive was born.
…and so Xquissive was born
Over the past couple of years, Xquissive has mainly been run by me: doing the designing, optimizing the website, making sure the software is up to date and adding new content.
In order to help Xquissive grow, we now have a team that consists of two fantastically skilled team members that work to provide necessary, added support.
Catherine is a freelancer that assists in curating a selection of all the latest and best free products from a number of websites.
Maxine is a professional content writer and editor. She works to bring in fresh ideas and aids in their execution. Agnes Theresa is our latest addition. She’s a performing artist and loves to deep dive and write articles and reviews.
Although Xquissive started off as a hobby, my goal is to continue the growth of Xquissive and develop it into the go-to place for both free and premium resources. I also aim to incorporate a range of content to expand and diversify the sites reach. We have recently introduced a ‘meet the artists’ section in which we delve deeper into the creatives behind the art, in order to learn a little but more about them. We hope that their stories will inspire you!
If you like Xquissive, please consider making a donation to support us. The donations are used to keep the servers going and help pay the hired staff. Besides that, donations are always give an extra boost to our motivation! Help us grow! You can also help us by sharing our pages to your favorite social media channels.