Category «Artist Interview»

Behind the Scenes with Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Illustrator

Dec 11th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Lucasfilm illustrator Brian Rood gives a glimpse into his digital workflow with Astropad You recently illustrated the special edition Star Wars cover for Time Magazine. What was that like?  I’ve been freelancing for Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise for the past 15 years. Over the past four years I’ve been extremely busy creating artwork for …

How an ex-Apple Art Director is Revolutionizing Plush Product Design

Nov 15th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Marissa Louie — a former Art Director at Apple and a longtime friend of Astropad — left the corporate world to pursue her childhood dream of making stuffed animals. We caught up with Marissa to learn about the design process for her new product, Animoodles.  What are Animoodles? Animoodles are magnetic plushies that you can …

Using Ableton Live on Your iPad with Astropad

Nov 9th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

We interviewed Steo Le Panda, a multimedia artist producing and performing his own electronic music. He uses Astropad to mirror Ableton Live on his iPad during live performances. In this interview, Steo Le Panda offers tips and tricks for getting setup with Live and Astropad. What are the advantages of using Ableton and Astropad together?  …

3 Steps to Grow your Freelance Art Career

Jul 28th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Artist Showcase: TARAJOSU 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 …

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. …