After doing some more thinking and researching Milwaukee-based artists that fit with what I personally like (examples of artists I like in post #4), and after hearing Todd tell us to just follow what we personally like and our gut, I made some conclusions. I do not want to focus on a graphic designer, as I always work in a graphic design world, but rather an illustrator or a fine artists... something that is more of my hobby. I did some digging with the help of Instagram (finally good for something other than cat memes, logo designs and just inspirational art), I found Katie Gamb through the #MKEartist.
She focus on cutesie, adorable creatures and feminine, gentle illustrations. She also makes even creepier subjects looks approachable and cute. What I also really loved is that some of her series/pieces are miniature. After Todd told us to just go with what we really enjoy, I decided not to give up on trying to find someone who's art fits my personal fancy so well: some creepy, some cute, small, soft, mythical in a sense.
Something that I am still struggling with and maybe nervous about is what kind of questions would I ask an artist. Obviously besides the basic about inspiration, technique and passions, what else? I wish Todd briefly talked about how he went about the interview, and what questions he asked, what did he target. Or maybe just some examples of questions from personal experience, since I can obviously look some up online. But I prefer hearing it from the person first hand. I am not fully sure what exactly I will be writing about Gamb but at least I found an artist who fits my TRIAD and my personal interests.
10/16/2019 08:22:45 pm
This is developing nicely. Have you approached Katie yet for an interview? Start with what you know and ask follow up questions about that. Then be curious. If this is to be a profile (in which you mostly feature her and the work), you would get biographical information, information about process, directions, dreams ... what are you curious about?
11/11/2019 02:31:27 pm
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Communication design & illustration for fun. And I love cats.