Andree Salazar

Andree Salazar loves to express himself through "flash-drawing" in a style he affectionately calls "leisurely-neglected-grunge”—and we love it! Andree is self-taught full of awesomeness! He followed his passion by researching/tutorials/books etc etc — read on to hear how he developed his style and some awesome peeps he's got a design crush on

When did you fall in love with design and how did you get started?

Well, the truth is that I was terrible at studing. I was the typical boy who made drawings on notebook sheets, "AD" in art and "F" in mathematics. I think I was always in love with design, but I didn’t know it. When I finished school I decided to study Graphic Design career, unfortunately I only got to the 3rd cycle, in spite of that, I consider myself a self-taught person, by my own means I started to research, read blogs, watch tutorials, read books, interviews, online courses, etc. everything related to design and illustration. That's how I became more passionate about design

In my opinion, it isn’t essential to have a degree, it matters how much you want to learn and improve on your talent; but, if you have the opportunity to graduate, make the most of it!

Give us the elevator pitch on what you do.

Hello! I’m an Illustrator/freelance designer and founder of a small virtual studio. I love making flash drawings —a way to express myself freely without some specific technique and get my stress out— In my free times I do hand embroidery with some of my illustrations. Some of those It can be purchased and downloaded at CreativeMarket.

When I sit down to work on a design, my subconscious makes me keep the concept of “less is more” is inevitable, it's a war inside my head.

Designing is hard work.

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Who are your top five design crushes right now?

Any passion projects/collabs you would like to share?

In 2017, my fiancée and I created a study called Worldroop® —temporarily in an online version— in which we made some commissions for illustration, experimental design and branding. Worldroop launched a small online store on Facebook with limited DIY products and with minimal productions (for now it’s only nationally PE). We like to experience different platforms to apply art and design

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In my opinion, it isn’t essential to have a degree, it matters how much you want to learn and improve on your talent; but, if you have the opportunity to graduate, make the most of it!

How did you develop your style as an illustrator and what tips would you have for others?

I don’t have an specific name for my Illustration style, It could be named “leisurely-neglected-grunge” or “flash-drawing” haha I think that's the way I express myself, you can also see in my drawing.

Developing your own style is a long process; although, to achieve it we are as we are, we all have something special and differential. It’s good to follow artists with an awesome style, however, it should serve us only as inspiration.

2018 for you in a sentence.

No pain, no gain. Let's go for everything!

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