I’m a creative person who is primarily focused on illustration. I make work that is vibrant, whimsical and optimistic. I hope it uplifts and/or inspires.
Three off the top of my head are definitely Illustration Hour Podcast, Ball Pit Mag and Anorak Magazine.
I can name a few: Bill Rebholz, Alexandre Nart, Jennifer Xiao, Aley Hanson and Dan Woodger. There’s so many talented people, it’s a tough question these days!
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received was from a mentor years back that simply told me, “Make work that is you. Who are you? Find out. Enjoy.”
For myself I developed my style naturally as time went on. You need to focus and listen to the inner compass that shows you what you’d most like to create, then practice that. Experience can be a great tool to cultivate your style. And developing yourself as a human being helps as well.
I am working on a couple of exciting projects with eco-friendly companies, as well as finishing a children’s book to do with helping the environment. I’m also always posting personal projects on Instagram, as well as travel photography and poetry.