Category «Artist Interview»

Artist Showcase: TARAJOSU

Jul 28th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Multimedia artist Johnny Tarajosu discusses his diverse heritage and how he’s using Instagram to grow his freelance business. You can follow more of his work at @tarajosu.  How does your heritage influence your art? My art is a multicultural reflection of my upbringing. Some people may look at my hair and my skin and just say …

Experimenting with Animated Typography

May 23rd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Artist Showcase: Jenny Famularcano Jenny is an illustrator, animator, and hand-letterer living in Orange County, CA. Her day job is designing and illustrating for full-service content marketing agency Column Five.  On the side, Jenny has been experimenting with animated typography. She’s currently doing a 100-Day Instagram Challenge, where she animates one word every day to share with …

Capturing Luxury:
Photographing Audi, Porsche & Bugatti

May 12th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Artist Showcase: Daniel Wollstein Daniel Wollstein is a co-founder of RightLight Media, a creative agency based in Munich that specializes in photography and post-production. We sat down with Daniel to discuss what it’s like to photograph some of the most luxurious brands in the world. Which brands does your agency primarily work with? RightLight primarily …

Architectural & Interior Photography Retouching

Apr 13th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Guillermo de la Maza Architectural and Interior Photographer, Mexico City What kind of projects are you working on?  I primarily photograph for the furniture and architecture industry. I work with a lot of major office furniture brands. So when my clients outfit an entire building or space, I go to the site to take photos. Most …

Artist Showcase:
Gatis Šļūka

Mar 22nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Gatis Sluka is an illustrator living in Riga, Latvia. He has participated in many cartoon and caricature exhibitions worldwide and also in print art exhibitions in Europe. In addition to working at the daily newspaper Latvijas Avize, he also works as a freelance illustrator and animator. Where does your inspiration come from? As long as I can remember I’ve loved …

Maintaining Mindfulness as a Creative Freelancer

Feb 28th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Astropad talked with Sharm Murugiah about his artistic journey and how he balances his freelance career with mindfulness. He showed us that mindfulness – the ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing – can be a powerful influence in your art. STUDIO MURUGIAH AKA Sharm Murugiah is a commercial artist living and working in …

Artist Showcase: Davide Barco

Feb 16th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Davide Barco Where do you live? I live in Milano, Italy. But I’m originally from a very small village not so far from Venice. Does your art follow a theme or motif? I try to take inspiration from everything. Sometimes I want to create more “geometric” compositions, so for 3/4 of the work I’ll follow that style. …

Artist Showcase: Kayleigh Castle

Feb 7th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Kayleigh Castle Where do you live? Currently I live in southwest Florida where I was born and raised. May of 2017 I will graduate from Ringling College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. While getting my Illustration degree I have traveled to Denver Colorado to attend Rocky Mountain College of Art & …

Artist Showcase: Dylan Goldberger

Jan 24th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Dylan Goldberger Where do you live? I grew up just outside New York City in New Rochelle. I moved to Brooklyn in 2007 to go to Pratt and have lived there ever since working as an illustrator. Does your art follow a theme or motif? I do a lot of work exploring human and animal …

Artist Showcase:
Star Wars Illustrator Brian Rood

Jan 7th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Lucasfilms’ Star Wars illustrator Brian Rood gives us a glimpse into how his creative process has evolved with the digital age.  How did you get started as a professional artist? I didn’t have a fancy art degree, I just went to one of those little colleges in a parking lot. I was going for an associates degree …