Q. How would you best describe your style of artwork?
A. Minimalism with a hint of rudimentary elements.
Q. What tools do you use for your artwork?
A. A pencil and paper to beginning with, the outline with a pen, a quick picture from my one plus one and on to Adobe Illustrator and the pen tool.
Q. Personal view and market trend sometimes differ from each other. Do you use personal interpretation like the art that satisfy your senses or you like to do work according to the market trends?
A. My personal satisfaction is utmost priority, I think that’s what sets my designs and artwork apart from the rest and gathers its own fandom.
Q. What is your design process like; from where do you start your artwork?
A. I start out with a getting inspired through a few processes depending on the project, if its a music, I must have that “feel”for the song or if it’s a football player I must see his performance and take inspiration from his skill. Same with movies I must be personally impacted to create an opp awesome piece. From there on I go on to my pen and paper and then to illustrator. Before you know it, its created.
Q. How did you get into graphic design / illustration?
A. It all began with Curiosity, leading me to teach myself the tools of graphic design. But if you’ve heard the saying “tools do not make a craftsman” you know that I was just getting started. I then begun a journey through the principles of design and the rest is history.
Q. What do you do when not working?
A. When I’m not working, I usually spend my time studying or playing football manager, getting pretty good at it. Setting up my fantasy premier league team is a weekly priority.
Q. What keeps you inspired?
A. The ever changing industry and the fast paced world.
Q. Do you remember the moment when the idea of becoming an artist struck you?
A. Yes I do. A senior in college, recommended I apply to postergully, on seeing a music poster I had made which he loved. I think it was the “One More Time” poster by daft punk. That’s what got me to where I am.
Q. Do you have any advice for young designers?
A. Yes. Never stop. You gotta keep doing what you do, till you are the best, then you gotta do it some more.
1 aspect of design you value the most?
1 font you use the most often?
A. Futura Extra Bold. An Extraordinarily Designed typeface.
1 design-related book you would recommend every budding designer?
A. “Stop stealing sheep, and learn how type works” by Erik Spiekermann
1 design magazine you can’t do without?
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