My journey as an artist began at a very young age growing up in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. My mother taught me to draw birds with stick feet. I enjoyed drawing so much that a few years later, and with lots of practice, I was able to make the stick feet look real! After high school, I headed to nearby Maryville College to study fine art. I then attended Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville studying commercial graphic design.
Designs by Pinkie was born in 2005 along with my son Nathan. After working full-time for years for local marketing firms, I decided to stay at home with my son and start a career as a freelance graphic artist.
I’m passionate about creating new designs every day. I’m thankful to be able to use my talents and experience to help others grow their own businesses.
Working with Pinkie has been one of the best things we could have ever done for branding our wineries/distillery! She not only takes our direction well when we are looking for something specific but has also brought new, innovative ideas to the table when we really needed them. Top notch!
Jonathan Ball — VP Operations Rocky Top Wine Trail
Her ability to grasp an abstract concept and put it into imagery is uncanny, and she is a pleasure to work with. In the process, I have been fortunate enough to call Pinkie a friend, and learn that she has fine art talent that may surpass her graphic work. She created an oil painting for me, based on my general concept, that is now the focal point of my home and elicits gasps from all who enter. She has vision, talent, ability, and a sparkling personality.
Olwen Claiborne — Marketing Director Smoky Mountain Outdoors
It is always a pleasure to work with Pinkie Mistry. She is an extremely talented graphic design artist. Pinkie has the ability to utilize computer graphics, but also has the ability to create custom artwork as a very gifted painter. What I like best is the feel of her creative. It’s inspirational, it evokes emotion which is so critical in today’s world of converting a consumer to a customer… Her work is always thorough and on-time. I can’t say enough about her.
Mary Steadman – Miles Media
Rocky Top Wine Trail: Sugarland Cellars Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, Eagle Springs Winery, Old Mill Winery, Doc Collier Distillery, Heysmokies.com, Oak Tenn Lodging, Inc., Ripley’s Aquarium, Collier Hotel Group, McCarter Auction, Smoky Mountain Outdoors Whitewater Rafting, Cabins USA, APCA- Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, Mountain Concepts: All Sauced Up, Old Dad’s Market
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