Today we’d like to introduce you to Francesca Musumeci.
Hi Francesca, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
In 2009, at the age of 22, I moved to the Canary Islands with my partner as soon as I finished university. The following year we went to France for about a month, and I was hired by Raging Heroes, a famous miniatures company. My partner and I worked for the same company for many years until, in 2019, we decided to create our own company: Artisan Guild.
Also, this year, I launched my first Kickstarter, “AMAZONS!” (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amazons/amazons?ref=user_menu)
In 2014 my partner and I got married; in 2015, we had our son.
In 2021, however, we separated, and I left Artisan Guild. I am currently self-employed and about to launch (on 6th June 2022) a new campaign, Spartan Warriors.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It was not so easy because I was young (not that I am not young now), and I had just finished university, a new country, new life. I worked hard on Raging Heroes and Artisan Guild, and, in the meantime, I had to be a full-time mum, not having any family here to help me. And now I’m a little bit scared to start again.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
I do 3D miniatures for board game lovers, collectors, and painters. I’m known for being one of Artisan Guild’s founders and launching the Kickstarter Amazons! I am proud of my entire career path (and my son).
If we knew you were growing up, how would we have described you?
Thanks to my father, I have loved art, music, and archaeology since childhood. I have always been timid and reserved. I remember him coming home after work and bringing me brushes, paints, and canvases so I could draw/paint. Or he would give me computer encyclopedias about history and art, where there were different games to learn, and I was in love with them. Of course, that wasn’t all I did: I played like all little girls with dolls, I loved riding my bike, and I played with make-up.
- Website: https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Francesca-Musumeci
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/francesca_musumeci_miniatures/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/franziskarargh/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi2Mfue5zakIvls0b2GzHtQ
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