Every three months or so, we’ll be inviting someone new to create the artwork for our inwords section. To get things started, we reached out to our good friend Chris Piascik, an artist & designer currently residing in Connecticut. Like us, Chris is constantly searching for his next bit of creative inspiration and has been hugely generous in helping us out. You can check out his unique style of illustration by visiting his site where he posts an endless supply of quality work and fascinating daily drawings.
If you’re interested in becoming the next visiting creative for inwords, drop us a line and we’ll be in touch.
For the past three months, designer / illustrator (and now dear friend) Claudia Smith filled the role of guest artist for our inwords section. She produced 6 original pieces of artwork and her aesthetic was perfectly in tune with Design is Love. Working with Claudia was a true pleasure and it also gave us a chance to practice our Spanish! Claudia lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and got in touch with us by submitting a poster to the Design Fund, which is currently for sale in our store. You can see some of her wonderful work on her website. Thank you Claudia for a job well done!
Throughout the fall it was hard not to notice the thought-provoking and often colorful work of our inwords guest artist David Senior. David's witty approach to each of his six contributions often reduced each topic to a beautifully simple, graphic illustration that perfectly matched the tone of the conversation. As a full-time designer and freelance illustrator David is constantly creating, something we relate to and appreciated most about working with him. We hope you'll take some time to visit his site and keep him in mind when you're looking for a great illustrator for your next project.
Here at Design is Love we're always looking for new ways to expand on the relationships we've created. Over years of work together on many projects, Tim Mendola (of Mendola Artists Representatives) has proved to be a valuable resource to the creative work we do. When recently looking for a new inwords artist, Tim put us in touch with the amazingly talented Richard Mia, who we've been a fan of for some time.
Richard (who is represented by our friends at Gerald & Cullen Rapp) has an innate ability to understand the subject for an illustration and create a beautiful piece of artwork that is both accessible, and at the same time, challenges a viewer to look deeper to understand more. Often using a subtle insertion of opinion and the thoughtfulness that comes from caring intensely about your craft, Richard's work is well-worth a second, third and fourth look when searching for your next illustrator.
Check out Richard's current inwords illustration!
A month or so ago, Design is Love founder Troy Monroe was invited by our friends at AIGA CT to facilitate an early morning, intimate conversation aptly named "Breakfast Epiphanies". We headed up to Putnam, CT to meet a handful of attendees and discuss the pursuit of passion. The talk eventually shifted to a discussion focused on how we can better organize our lives to allow us the opportunity to find satisfaction in the work we do. A leader of this dialogue was Anthony Foronda.
If you have your finger on the pulse of current illustration you've most likely seen Anthony's work. His work often appears in national and international publications, along with receiving the highest accolades an industry can bestow on an illustrator (recently five of his works were selected in the Lurzer's Archive of Illustration's 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide). We're absolutely delighted to have Anthony contribute to Design is Love as our current guest artist. We hope you'll take a look at his work for our site...and all the other great things on which he's working.