Archive for the ‘design’ Category
Posted by Jeanine
Illustrator and designer Jen Skelley is from New Jersey and currently lives in Western Massachusetts. She earned a BFA in design from Syracuse University and began her career working as an in-house artist creating wrapping paper, cards and many other kinds of social stationery. A few years later she branched out and opened her own studio, specializing in cute whimsical illustrations of animals, flowers and birds.
Her impressive list of clients includes Galison/Mudpuppy, American Girl, Mattel, Land of Nod, and Graphique de France. She recently illustrated a nationwide campaign for Sweet’N Low and also sells screenprints of her work in her successful Etsy shop.
Post by Clio.
I had the utmost pleasure of hearing British illustrator and designer Kate Moross speak last weekend at the Offset Design Conference in Dublin.
At just 27 years old Moross blew the crowd away with her witty banter, unbelievable charm and incredible work. Never taking herself or her work too seriously Moross gave the crowd advice on fear (ignore it), the creative ‘wall’ (it doesn’t exist) and following one’s desires (always, always).
Kate Moross is unbelievably cool and mature and you’ll want to hop on twitter right away and follow her. Be sure to check out her website too for more beautifully illustrated type work and video work and design work and branding and clothing and shoes and and and…is there anything this girl can’t do?
Post by Clio.
Fuchsia MacAree’s crayon-like illustrations are rooted in humour and wit. They are colourful, bright and simple and definitely smile-inducing.
Since graduating from college three years ago MacAree has hit the ground running and not stopped since, working as a freelancer on a multitude of both editorial work and personal projects. Featured above are a selection from the Lookalikes series.
Most recently MacAree participated the Offset Creative Project 2013 by illustrating a quote from a previous conference speaker on a number of household items which were then sold for charity.
Find out more about the Offset conference for creatives on their website.
Post by Tamsin
I think the work of Lieke van der Vorst is so inspiring and fresh, I love her characters and her bears! The patterned jumpers and tea parties. I don’t know if she has done any children’s books, but I hope she does. I love her explorations using printmaking – her mark making and how her training as a graphic designer adds a beautiful design element to her work. She also has her own illustration and design business – liekeland – seriously gorgeous work. See more here. Lovely.
Post by Jeanine Henderson
I fell in love with Lucie Rice’s work as soon as I saw it! A beautiful combination of both illustration and design, Lucie’s whimsical imagery is appealing to both children and adults alike. She has a special love for animals and an amazing sense of color and typography, all of which are apparent in her work. Her clients include Purina, the Grand Ole Opry, Penguin Group, and Simon & Schuster, and many more. She currently resides in Nashville, TN, with her husband and their beloved dog Lola.
Post by Clio
Kate Bingaman-Burt’s hilarious illustrations can’t help but put a smile on my face on this dreary Friday morning (is it nice and sunny where you are? Ireland isn’t quite aware that it’s Spring yet). For this particular project Kate posted an open call for mix-tape submissions and drew all of the tapes sent to her by strangers. The resulting images are sweet glimpses of a fleeting period of time when the mix-tape was the height of romantic.
Kate works for lots of brands as a commercial illustrator, as well as teaching, giving talks, designing textiles and drawing everything she buys every day. See more of her work on her website and blog. You might just like to check out her shop too…it’s full of lovely stuff.
Post by Clio.
Lan Truong is a Brooklyn based illustrator and graphic designer with a clear passion for bright colour and strong lines. Her sweet illustrations are simple and expressive. They can’t help but perk you up and make you smile.
Post by Jeanine Henderson
Steve Simpson’s lush and vibrant imagery is a delightful blend of illustration, design, color, and typography. Based in Ireland, he’s an award-winning illustrator of packaging and children’s books, and considers vintage illustration & packaging to be a huge influence on his work—particularly the work of Jim Flora, Mary Blair and Ed Emberly.
Post by Kristen Nelson
Tabitha Bianca Brown’s minimalistic designs are simply fascinating. Featured on numerous sites including Urban Outfitters Blog, ModCloth Blog, and the Huffington Post, her illustrations include gems, silhouettes, terrariums, animals, and patterns. Tabitha earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois.
Her fantastical array of nature-related geometric patterns can be found at her art studio, The Pairabirds, can be found at thepairabirds.com.
Paul Holland’s work is executed with a blend of both wit and sensitivity. His works are often enriched digitally, introducing fanciful dimensions and elements of realism. A fascination with popular culture and the juxtaposition of stark motifs alongside the familiar inspire his unique perspective.