Hattie Clark is a freelance illustrator based in Yorkshire. Hattie likes to keep her work pretty simple, with a bold colour palette and lots of fun! She works mainly by hand as it feels natural to her and she feels she can inject a lot of life and personality into her illustrations. Hattie’s designs are frequently driven by character, but anything can inspire her. She love silliness and nonsense so if she spots something that makes her smile, she’ll remember it for later.
I’m partial to a pun and I like to think I’m very punny. This is probably not the case.
I’ve been fascinated by Art for as long as I can remember (I think Art Attack is partially to blame). I always wanted to be creative I just wasn’t sure how. When I went to Leeds College of Art for my foundation year I fell in love with illustration. I then studied Graphic Communication at Bath School of Art and since graduating I’ve been building a career as a Freelance Illustrator.
I couldn’t pick just one thing that inspires me. I can find inspiration in anything and everything. The smallest thing could become a starting point for me; everyday life, people I see, articles I’ve read, sport, nature, fashion…you name it.
I usually wake up a little slow, have a strong coffee and some breakfast. I’m lucky to have a space from home and shared office to work from, so I’ll get on with some emails and general bits and bobs before heading out to work. I’ll go till about 6 (ish) before heading to the gym to switch off and reset. I’m definitely a night owl and addicted to drawing, so I’ll be at my desk in the evening till late. I always think I do my best work then!
I’m lucky to live in a beautiful part of Yorkshire so for me nothing beats getting outside and going for a run! I’m really into my fitness and sport so my routine involves going to the gym to clear my head at the end of the day. Otherwise it’s putting on some good music, having a cuppa and a break.
I’m pretty new to freelancing and so I’m sure my top three are yet to come! I’ve worked with some lovely clients so far and I wouldn’t want to choose between them.
My go to (and something I couldn’t do without) is a bottle of black ink and a paintbrush. I just love the fluidity of the strong lines. I also love using gouache and crayon, often to create textures I can cut up and collage. I usually finish with scanning in what I’ve made to tidy up or add colour.
I couldn’t pick one…magazines, books, bookshops, beautiful stationary. Then there’s all the work I see on Instagram…It keeps inspiring and pushing me to create more when I see brilliant illustration.
Work hard, keep experimenting, make mistakes and have fun.
Recently I’ve been thinking more and more about developing and illustrating a children’s book. To create my own book would be a dream.
Born in Thailand and based in Chicago, Illinois, Jane Wongjirad is a full-time senior graphic designer/art director. At night, she’s a lettering artist who goes by Cottonwood312. She loves flourishes, flowers and fun. She wants to spread out positive messages and hopes that her arts cheer up others.
Recently, I became a mom to a handsome 11-months old Border Collie mix. He’s such a good boy.
I love drawing and art at a very young age. I didn’t go to art school but I always pick up a pencil to sketch on something. I work in graphic design and art direction so that skill comes in handy. I started to explore hand-lettering couple years ago. Now it becomes part of my day.
Nature. Traveling. Putting myself in other cultures.
With a coffee cup in hand, I’m usually at my desk by 9 am. I work from home so I can sit here all day long. Though I try to break up my day by walking the dog or getting up to grab snacks/water.
I try to get some inspirations from other artists on IG or by flipping through design magazines. Other times, I just walk away from it.
A software company, a drug management company and a company that makes chewing gums.
Paper and pencil, and my lovely iPad Pro.
Instagram, Pinterest, Communication Arts magazines, museums.
Currently I’m a full-time employee but I freelanced for years. Freelance doesn’t mean ‘free’ or low-cost service so know your worth and manage your time. Also, you only want to work with someone who wants to work with you. It’s ok to say no.
Seeing my work on print ads, packagings or billboards somewhere.
Danii Pollehn is a print designer and illustrator living in Hamburg, Germany. After graduating with an honors in Fashion Design from the Academy of Fashion & Design in Berlin and Hamburg, Danii has worked as a freelance stylist for magazines and print-commercials for several years. With a special interest in nature, traveling and paying attention to the details in everyday surroundings Danii finds an endless source of inspiration to create unique and innovative artwork and designs.
I´m addicted to asian food, chocolate, trench-coats, Frank Ccean, Sampha and James Blake, my sneakers, books, art, breakfast, grocery shopping and I‘m leaving a crumb trail!
I was always painting and drawing so it seemed like a logic career path to me.
Plants and flowers of course but traveling and my every day surroundings are always a great way to get inspired!
Starting with a great breakfast afterwards checking and answering emails, and working and preparing orders. Painting in the afternoon and working on Instagram in the evening.
Just stop forcing it and try to use the time to meet friends and have long walks!
Recently I did flowers for a big company which I really enjoyed creating. Winning a design contest to have a textile design with Urban Outfitters was amazing when I started out, or I also enjoyed creating an entire print collection for a local surfwear company!
Procreate and Photoshop.
Pinterest or I also love to check out old books on fleamarkets!
Get yourself out there and start networking!
Designing for big fashion houses like Gucci or Chloe or just have my stuff on big billboards in NYC would be awesome! Having my own home decor collection with ikea would also be perfect!
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