Posts Categorized: Artist Feature

Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

Illustrator Feature: Yas Imamura

For the month of October, we are interviewing the talented Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox, who is creating our Book Club poster for the month. Chances are you have seen her work before (and yes! She was one of our featured artist’s last year too!). It’s colorful, fresh, quirky, and we’re huge fans! In the interview, we talk all about the pros and cons of social media, how to overcome creative roadblocks and benefits of rest! Hope you enjoy and be sure to take a look at Yas’ amazing work and beautiful products!

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + illustration + Life / Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

Artist Feature: Julie Walker

Julie Walker

This month our artist feature is Julie Walker, a collage wizard whose work I am so inspired by! In this interview, Julie talks about the importance of play, not taking yourself too seriously, and giving yourself space to create. Her insights remind me to really enjoy the journey and not get too caught up in the stress and pressures of life. If you haven’t checked of Julie’s work, pop on over to her Instagram for a real treat! She also illustrated our book club art this month that’s available for a free download–You won’t want to miss it!

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Friday, 24 Aug 2018

Illustrator Feature: Victoria Riza

TAles from the Back Row printable posterWe are so thrilled to be featuring Victoria Riza as this month’s illustrator feature. Victoria was my intern many moons ago and it has been such a treat to see her setting out on her artistic path. I loved hearing her insights on how her upbringing and cultural background has influenced her path in the industry. From the get-go, Victoria has wanted to go into fashion illustration so I could think of no one better to illustrate our book of the month than her. If you’ve been reading this month’s book club pick, Tales from the Back Row, you’ve gotten a glimpse of that. Download this month’s book art illustrated by Victoria and take a look at her story, her favorite podcast, and advice on how to overcome setbacks. She’s also sharing the process she used to create the poster she created for us.Victoria Riza fashion illustrator

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Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Design / Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

Illustrator Feature: Rosie Harbottle

Rosie Harbottle

It’s our favorite time of the month and we’ve revamped our Illustrator Feature with all new questions customized to each artist so we can get a better understanding of their unique stories. Rosie Harbottle, who created this month’s Book Club poster and bookmark, is UK based illustrator with a passion for travel and culture that’s clearly expressed through her art. She explains in this interview how her style finally found her as she “stopped painting what [she] thought clients wanted to see and started painting what felt natural.” Words to live by! Her work transports us to other countries and leaves us with a serious case of wanderlust! Rosie’s online shop opens this week so make sure to check out all her beautiful work!Rosie Harbottle

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Artist Feature + Life / Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Illustrator Feature: Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon

Photo by Kimberley Hasselbrink

Chances are you’ll recognize her work, but if not, Lisa Congdon is a fine artist, illustrator, and designer you’ll want to get to know! I’ve been a fan of Lisa’s work for years. It’s bright, cheerful, and inspirational. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and she is the author of over 7 books! Her illustrations were featured in one of our last book club books, “Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History.” Getting a later start in the art world, Lisa is an amazing example of following your dreams and working hard for them. Make sure you download the book art she illustrated for us inspired by our very own “Craft the Rainbow!”

We hope you enjoy this inspiring look into Lisa Congdon’s creative process!

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