FleeBee Artist Profile: Julie Ehrmantraut

FleeBee phone cases required a profile/feature on each of its tentpole artists. Julie Ehrmantraut’s art focuses on intricate designs, geometric in appearance but based on the natural world.

Ehrmantraut Artist Profile

Client: FleeBee
Circa: March 2019
Scope: Interview, keyword research, copy
Duration: 1 week
Software Used: AHRefs, UberSuggest, Google Docs
Summary: Interviewing Julie Ehrmantraut was a treat. She has a very particular style and knows what she’s going for, so we dived into her process and aesthetic.

Julie Ehrmantraut’s art combines a boho chic aesthetic with a love of symbolism and pattern, and her boho phone case designs make.

With diverse influences ranging from Georgia O’Keefe to Banksy, it’s clear Ehrmantraut isn’t afraid to break the mold but also honors the greats that have come before her. Her boho phone case artwork retains that free spirit. 

Ehrmantraut’s art possesses a timelessness due to an elegant use of classic patterns and symbols, including mandala and henna designs. These pieces pop off the cases but also show a respect for tradition. Similarly, Ehrmantraut’s exclusive phone case artwork brings a modern edge with a elegant touch through tastefully radiant gradients and color.

“Boho,” the artist told us (interview below), plays a role in her artistic inspiration. <em>Boho</em> or <em>boho chic</em> is more or less a state of mind. Creativity, self-expression, and following your own path–that’s boho. Effortless but gorgeous is the goal. 

These cases absolutely accomplish that goal. There’s a symbiosis between generations of style, fashion, and art. The old and the new.

Ehrmantraut’s artwork exudes a laid back, effortless, boho feeling, and that translates perfectly to Ehrmantraut’s phone case artwork here at FleeBee. Yet, despite that effortless feeling, the patterns Ehrmantraut employs are tight and complex. 

It’s a stunning combination. Organic, too, and it’s no surprise to learn that Ehrmantraut counts nature as an influence.

We sat down with the artist to get a peek at what their art means to them, where they draw inspiration, and how they create their artwork.

Who are your art role models?

Historical artists: Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keefe, MC Escher, Andy Warhol

Contemporary artists: Alex Grey, Cat Coquilette, Banksy

What inspires your art?

Travel and nature, especially patterns found in nature. Fashion and trends.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

Modern and trendy. Boho inspired.

Do you listen to music when you create? If so, what kind?

Yes I do. I listen to a range of musical styles but prefer low-fi electronic music when I’m creating.

In your opinion, what role does art play in technology?

I believe art and technology are deeply intertwined. Innovation comes from the same place of creativity as art does, and one often compliments the other. 

Website: http://www.julieerindesigns.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julieerindesigns

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julieerindesigns