Where did you grow up? Did you draw any inspiration from your own home "village"?
Mississauga, Ontario! (It was pretty mundane and suburban but...) Yes, some of the blocks were inspired by colours and shapes I saw growing up. An example of this is the clock at the Erin Mills Town Centre and the clock roof block.
Did the fantastical, magical setting of Village help or hinder your creativity when it came time to design the artwork?
The magical setting really helped inspire and ground our teeny-tiny fantastical homes! Things like mushroom roofs and treasure chests are a bit out of place in an average town look perfectly at home surrounded by huge trees and fireflies.
What's your favourite type of building to construct in the game? Any secret tips and tricks you want to share?
I like making tall towers with a little window at the top, like the one in Rapunzel. Or little underground bunkers for gnomes that need a little pretty from socializing. I also love using the theatre block because I had a toy puppet theatre as a child that looked a lot like it and it reminds me of putting on puppet shows with my sisters.