Sharina Shahrin nominated designer Bono Stellar (Nawwar Shukriah Ali):
I would say the person that inspires me right now would be my friend, designer Bono Stellar (Nawwar Shukriah Ali) of Stellar Design. What I love about Bono is that she exudes life. She embraces what she does wholeheartedly and is always pushing her boundaries as a designer. She doesn't stick to just one platform to express herself and is constantly experimenting with materials/mediums/jobs/collaborations and it's always a pleasure to see her brilliant ideas come to life.
I believe she is a necessary catalyst in the local scene in Malaysia as she's involving herself in all creative fields from textile design and creative direction to acrylic installations and group exhibitions. She's always up to something, I'd like to believe she has more than 24 hours in a day! Her intentions are positive and her energy is infectious and she is inspiring because her goal is to ultimately educate Malaysia about the arts and create a community that is supportive and unrestrained.
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