Friday, May 5, 2017

Catching Up With Doodle Art’s Mabby Triviño

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In 2014, Mabby Triviño was chosen as the Philippine representative for the Red Bull Doodle Art Global Finals. The then-19-year-old artist was among 28 other participants who had made it to Cape Town, South Africa that year. The experience not only expanded her capabilities but also established her as a professional artist.

Now 22-years-old, Mabby
Triviño is now art director working in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. She is among the country’s rising graphic designers and artists. With the next installment of Doodle Art coming up, we decided to catch up with Mabby in her find out her thoughts on Doodle Art, her creative process and the art scene in the Philippines.

Do you still doodle?

Working as an Art Director in an advertising agency, I doodle during long meetings or brainstorming sessions where I allow my mind to wander. If I’m lucky, these doodles give birth to interesting campaign ideas.  Whenever I doodle, I like to finish them the same day I started on them. The reason behind this is because my doodles are thoughts during those moments which were just translated on paper.

What are your thoughts about the Red Bull Doodle Art?

What I love about the Red Bull Doodle Art is that it doesn't box an artist. This type of art is an expression without restrictions. All it asks is for you to let your mind run wild, let your creative juices flow, and doodle your heart out.

How would you describe the Red Bull Doodle Art 2014 journey from start to finish?

The entire journey was nothing but inspiring and fulfilling. Since it was just a few days after my college graduation, the opportunity to travel and experience the Red Bull Doodle Art journey was an excellent “growing up gift.” Before my trip to Cape Town, I did tons of research about it just like any nervous tourist would. I remember my parents, specifically my mom, being so scared that her 19-year- old daughter would be going to Africa alone and with no companion. The pressure and anxiousness all sank in when I was at the check-in counter of the airport and realized that I was completely alone for the first time. I got over the jitters by taking a deep breath and telling myself that I could do it.

As soon as I landed in the Design Capital of the World, I knew that it was going to be a trip of a lifetime which is why I made sure that I cherished every moment of it: from the Fire and Ice- themed hotel (with the super duper cozy bed) with a view of Table Mountain, to the Red Bull Global Gallery, and the moment where I bonded with other doodlers from all over the world which quickly became my good friends up until now. The experiences I have gained from this journey have all the more ignited my love for both art and traveling.

What are you looking forward to most in this year’s Red Bull Doodle Art?

I’m looking forward to seeing student artists who are just as eager and enthusiastic as I was when I was in their position. I bet right now they’re in this phase of contemplating whether to join or not or if they’re making the right decision. I’m excited to see those who took that same leap of faith as I did because in my experience, it was definitely worth it!

What do you want to say to the students thinking of submitting their doodles this year?

Go crazy and enjoy the journey! These are the very few moments where you don’t have to be constantly conscious about restrictions; life as a student is full of that already so don’t let doodling be one. Take a break from the stress of school work and let your mind take you places. You never know where you’ll end up! Lastly, leave all your worries, insecurities, and expectations behind. Whether you win or not, you have nothing to lose but so much to gain. Trust that this journey you are about to take will be a wild but memorable one that’ll make you an even better artist! Good luck! :)

To check out Mabby Triviño’s work, visit

For more information on Doodle Art, participating countries and how to submit your artwork, visit


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