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Saskia Bueno is a UX/UI designer based in Barranquilla, Colombia. She got a degree in graphic design but discovered the world of lettering 2 years ago. She bought herself an iPad Pro and started practicing every time she could. She loves to use bright colours in her designs, and loves to combine them with flowers and plants. In her free time she also likes to watch series, go to the movies with her best friend, spend time with her family and play with her lovely pug.

Tell us a fun fact about you

Everybody thinks I am younger than I look because of my voice.

How did you get into illustration?

I got into lettering about 2 years ago. I used to follow many lettering artists on Instagram and I fell in love with their creations so I bought myself an iPad Pro and started to do my own letterings.

Who or what inspires you the most?

Music, Flowers and motivational phrases.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I am an early riser so I wake up around 6:30 am. I go to work and then by night I usually do some letterings, watch series and play SCRABBLE with my friends.

What do you do when you have a creative block?

I take a break. I usually walk my crazy dog around the block, have a snack or even do some Zumba with my friends.

Top three clients you’ve worked with?

I’ve had the pleasure to work for Revista Dinero, a magazine here in my country. I also worked with Disney Hyperion on a Book Cover and have done some gigs for a local gift shop.

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work?

I mostly use my iPad Pro and Procreate, but sometimes I use Photoshop and illustrator.

What’s your favourite resource for inspiration?

Pinterest. It’s great for looking references and inspiration.

Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance?

Organize your time, don’t try to do everything, take breaks and have fun!

What would your dream project be?

I can say I already did my dream project. Doing the book cover for Disney was simply magical.

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work?
Instagram

  

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.

Tell us a fun fact about you
Recently, I became a mom to a handsome 11-months old Border Collie mix. He’s such a good boy.

How did you get into illustration?
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.

Who or what inspires you the most?
Nature. Traveling. Putting myself in other cultures.

What does a typical day look like for you?
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.

What do you do when you have a creative block?
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.

Top three clients you’ve worked with?
A software company, a drug management company and a company that makes chewing gums.

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work?
Paper and pencil, and my lovely iPad Pro.

What’s your favourite resource for inspiration?
Instagram, Pinterest, Communication Arts magazines, museums.

Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance?
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.

What would your dream project be?
Seeing my work on print ads, packagings or billboards somewhere.

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work?
Instagram

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.

Tell us a fun fact about you 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!

How did you get into illustration? I was always painting and drawing so it seemed like a logic career path to me.

Who or what inspires you the most? Plants and flowers of course but traveling and my every day surroundings are always a great way to get inspired!

What does a typical day look like for you? 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.

What do you do when you have a creative block? Just stop forcing it and try to use the time to meet friends and have long walks!

Top three clients you've worked with? 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!

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Procreate and Photoshop.

What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Pinterest or I also love to check out old books on fleamarkets!

Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? Get yourself out there and start networking!

What would your dream project be? 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!

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram

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