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40 Exciting Interviews from Vectortuts+

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Over the years Vectortuts+ has had the pleasure of publishing interviews with some of the most talented Designers and Illustrators in the industry. Today we have a selection of exciting interviews from the archives that are sure to inspire. If you look closely you may even spot a Vectortuts+ contributor or two!

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    Interview with Nathan Jurevicius, Touch My Pixel and Renmotion

    Best known for creating the quirky world of Scarygirl, Nathan Jurevicius is one of the industry’s hardest working illustrators. Not only is he the creative force behind a swag of collectible figures, various mini comics, solo exhibitions in both Australia and overseas, a graphic novel (due to be released October ’09) and a proposed feature film. He is also responsible for the lavish styling of the newly released Scarygirl online game.

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  • Interview with Zutto

    Zutto is a very talented illustrator and graphic designer from Moscow, Russia. Her illustrations are full of vibrant colors, fantasy characters and dreamy scenes. She says that her magic eyes can see the unusual in a usual things, which leads her to creative and nostalgic illustrations. So lets have some chat with her.

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  • Interview with Jared Nickerson, aka J3Concepts

    Meet Jared Nickerson a freelance illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. I am sure you have heard about him or might have seen his brilliant vector artworks which are a constant source of inspiration. Jared specializes in character, editorial, video games, product design and runs his design studio J3Concepts.

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  • Interview with Rod Hunt

    We are pleased to bring you an interview with Rod Hunt, who is a London based illustrator. This talented artist has an extensive portfolio and has successfully represented clients like BBC, British Airways, Maxim, IKEA, Vodafone, and more. He’s designed the cover art for the widespread publication “Change the World 9 to 5′ “His illustrations have a colorful retro-isometric style with detailed character filled landscapes. So without further ado, let’s have a chat with him!

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  • Interview with Jelle Gijsberts

    Jelle Gijsberts is a illustrator, designer and animator born and raised in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Since his graduation, he has been freelancing in the field of illustration and animation. He has illustrated a bunch of children’s books, worked with clients like Chupa Chups and Unicef.

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  • Interview with Luke Feldman AKA SKAFFS

    Luke Feldman is an Australian artist working professionally as a multimedia designer. He has developed SKAFFS, a collection of vibrant and quirky ideas which can be best described as beautiful, elegant and colorful. His original and distinctive style of illustration makes his work easily recognizable and immediately succeeds in grabbing full attention of a viewer.

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  • Interview with Vector Illustrator Matthew Skiff

    Do cartoons, movies, and pop culture from the 80′s give you a warm feeling? Do you drop words like “rad” when you see a hot-colored t-shirt design? Well take a look inside the mind of Matthew Skiff who’s work is influenced by a nostalgia for that era. He’s come a long way since doodling in front of the TV as a kid.

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    Interview with Bubblefriends Creator Sascha Preuß

    Meet Sascha Preuß from Germany. Sascha works as a freelance Illustrator. He creates massively cute characters and in the case of the BUBBLEARMY, evil cute characters. In this interview, he talks about his training in drawing and design. Also, we’ll discover where he finds inspiration, his workflow and work environment, his passion for drawing and character design, as well as what we can expect from Sascha in the future.

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  • Interview with Yiying Lu, aka Fail Whale Creator

    I’m excited to present you an interview with Yiying Lu, a bubbly Sydney based designer who is responsible for one of the most iconic images Fail Whale which appears on the micro-blogging/social network Twitter whenever their server slows down. Her Fail Whale illustration has been so much loved that some of the Twitter users became fans of this whale so much so that there is a Fail Whale Fan Club. But, that is not the only feather in Yiying’s hat, she has been named as one of 100 Emerging Leaders in Australia in Innovation category. She is also the winner of the Shorty Awards (the best producers of short content on Twitter) and creator of Foul Owl, the illustration used by Twitter for suspended/spammer accounts.

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  • Interview with Ryan Putnam, aka Rype

    I’m sure everyone knows Ryan Putnam (Rype). He’s written over 25 vector tutorials for us here on Vectortuts+. He’s contributed to other blogs and books as well. He runs an excellent vector dedicated blog called Vectips, and is an all around great illustrative designer. Let’s grab some insider advice from Rype while he takes a moment to chat with us!

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  • Interview with Draco

    Meet Draco, a fantastic illustrator from Brazil. He works as a full time designer in a web agency. Draco has a unique and distinctive style of illustration and he designs some awesome T-shirts which are printed by the most famous online T-shirt websites. Read on this interview to learn more about him and his work!

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  • Interview with Helen Huang

    Helen Huang, a.k.a. CQcat is an illustrator from the US, who is originally born and raised in China. She is a full time designer at an interactive ad agency and has the passion for illustrations. Through her beautiful illustrations, she tries to capture every inspiration she has and shares her vision with the world.

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    Interview with Daniel Swartz

    Daniel Swartz is a vector illustrator from Indiana, USA. He’s a thoughtful creative professional with a passion for drawing and painting. He has a well established and thorough creative process, a good mix of formal focus and creative experimentation, and well-seasoned experience as an illustrator. He shares his hard-worked knowledge by teaching at the collegiate level, and gives us a great mix of creative and business advice in this interview!

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  • Interview with Ossi Pirkonen

    Ossi Pirkonen is an illustrator with a knack for quirky character design and using vibrant, warm colors. His vector-style illustration has appeared on everything from album covers to books to Ford car ads.

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  • Interview with Charlene Chua

    Charlene Chua (who is also known by her nick-name, Sygnin) is a Toronto based illustrator and a digital artist. She worked as a graphic designer, a web producer and an interactive project manager before taking the plunge into illustrations full-time. Charlene has a varied and effective commercial style of illustration.

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  • Interview with Nate Williams, AKA Alexander Blue

    Nate Williams who is also known as Alexander Blue is an artist, illustrator and designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nate is an incredibly prolific artist and has worked extensively in various facets of the illustration industry with a wide variety of clients.

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  • Interview with Jonathan Ball

    Meet Jonathan Ball from Cardiff, UK. Jonathan’s works as a designer, illustrator, and has immersed himself in numerous other creative spheres. He creates distinctively stylized work that is often infused with quirky characters.

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    Interview with David Pache of Helvetic Brands

    David Pache is a branding expert from Switzerland. His work is grounded in design principles, which gives him a strong platform to create unique identities from. He has recently rebranded his studio under the name Helvetic Brands, as that better describes his services.

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    Interview with Ben the Illustrator

    Meet Ben the Illustrator, a veteran illustrator from South East of England who has a super-happy, colorful, vector style. If you’re a vector lover, then you’ve likely heard of Ben, or gone through one of his tutorials. If you’re a fan, like me, then you’ve got one of his prints up in your office, or his work on your laptop screen.

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  • Interview with Jesse Hora Dot Com

    Interview with Jesse Hora Dot Com

    Jesse Hora Dot Com is an illustrator and art director living in Chicago, IL. He has a true love for typography and lettering, a playful comedic voice, and a stark, stripped down vector style, which has caught the eye of Kanye West, and helped numerous high end clients. Jesse puts just as much passion, and careful crafting, into his commercial work as he does his constant creative explorations. Fans of Vectortuts+ will know Jesse’s artwork on first glance. He’s written quite a few tutorials for us. Get to know him better in this interview.

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  • Profile: Getting to Know Russell Tate

    Profile: Getting to Know Russell Tate

    Australian illustrator Russell Tate is your buddy. In fact, he’s probably everyone’s buddy. He’s the guy that you always hope will show up to the party because he’s just so gosh darn funny and always has a smile on his face. And if you’re lucky, he’ll bring one of his old-timey Japanese toy robots along.

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  • Interview with Chris Leavens

    Chris Leavens is a talented vector artist born and raised in Pennsylvania who now resides in Los Angeles. He graduated with a BA in film and video and initially worked in the film industry. Later Chris decided to take a break from the film biz and began working as an illustrator, graphic designer, and web designer, focusing primarily on educational material for children.

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  • Profile: Bojan Stefanovic, AKA Logoholic

    Profile: Bojan Stefanovic, AKA Logoholic

    Bojan Stefanovic, the man behind logoholik.com, has made two stunning confessions. Ones that may turn the design world on its head: he has never even tasted coffee and all of his logo designs and corporate identity creations are done on a PC.

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  • Interview with Sharon Milne aka ChewedKandi

    Interview with Sharon Milne aka ChewedKandi

    Meet Sharon Milne, also popularly known as ChewedKandi from the north east of England. Sharon works as a civil servant doing payroll administration but she says she is absolutely obsessed with vector art and her passion is reflected in her illustrations. In this interview she talks about how she got started with digital art and how it has evolved over the period of time, about her love for drawing portraits, her ideas and her inspiration.

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  • Interview with Rubens Scarelli

    Rubens Scarelli, also known as Rusc, is an illustrator and graphic designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. It seems like there is something special in Brazil’s air, that it produces some amazing designers and illustrators.

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  • Interview with LouLou and Tummie

    Interview with LouLou and Tummie

    Meet Laurens and Chantal the illustration duo working under the moniker Loulou & Tummie. These two designers met each other at Art Academy and now work and live together in Tilburg, Netherlands. They spend their days building an ever expanding empire of colorful graphics and characters that can be found in magazines, books, advertisements, plush, paper toys, interiors, t-shirts and shoes. They love happy things, cartoons, comics and toys, the influence of which can be found in their vector illustrations. Read more about these two cheerful designers at the jump.

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  • Interview with Ricardo Gimenes

    Interview with Ricardo Gimenes

    You may already know about the blog, Behind the Websites. In today’s interview we’re going to meet Ricardo Gimenes, illustrator and founder of the site. Ricardo is a São Paulo based Brazilian designer and illustrator who has worked with variety of clients around the world. He says he has been drawing ever since he was a young boy and he loves to express his thoughts through illustration. intrinsically humorous, Ricardo shares with us how he got started in the field of illustration, about his work, his design style and more.

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  • Interview With Travis Price

    Interview With Travis Price

    Meet Travis Price, freelance designer and illustrator from Australia. He also runs a kids label called Mister Mista. Travis says as a child he did a lot of drawing and was fascinated with skateboarding, graffiti and clothing design. Those early influences can be seen intertwined in his work. His style of illustration is versatile, having the ability to appeal to both kids and grown-ups. Travis also creates a lot of print posters. He tells us that posters are the perfect medium where you can combine typography and illustration. Let’s have a chat with him.

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  • Interview with Dacosta!

    Interview with Dacosta!

    Dacosta is an independent artist currently based in Vancouver and is the founder of Chocolate Soop, Inc. He specializes in vector graphics and character design. This self-taught designer has over 10 years of professional experience. He’s influenced by Japanese culture, graffiti and industrial design. He works in a variety of mediums from toys, concept designs, illustrations, character designs, animated projects and more.

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    Interview with Jonathan Patterson

    Fans of Vectortuts+ are certainly familiar with the vector tutorials of Jonathan Patterson. He’s obviously a talented vector illustrator, there is however a wide variety of work he produces in addition to his vector artwork. Jonathan is a Michigan native working as a Senior Art Director at an advertising agency. Jonathan has over five years of experience as an art director. He shares with us his experience in the creative industry and how you too can succeed.

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  • Interview with Caramelaw aka Sheena Aw

    Caramelaw (aka Sheena Aw) is a motion graphic designer and illustrator from Singapore. She majored in animation back in school, but ventured into broadcast design when she started working. She has done design work for MTV Asia, Sony International, DC Comics, and many others.

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  • Interview with Minkee

    Interview with Minkee

    Minkee has to be one of the brightest Illustrators you will ever come across, not just for her colorful creations, but also for her cheery outlook on life, her career and living with a “furry and expanding family”. Learn more about Minkee and her Illustrations after the jump.

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  • Profile: Illustrator Louise McLennan, This Girl’s Got Game

    Profile: Illustrator Louise McLennan, This Girl’s Got Game

    Some designers are lucky enough to be able to mix work with pleasure. In this interview, illustrator Louise McLennan gives us a glimpse into the magical and glittery world that she works-and plays-in.

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  • Interview with Javier Alcalde

    Interview with Javier Alcalde

    Today we’ll get acquainted with a wonderful Spanish illustrator Javier Alcalde who, thesedays, creates characters and designs for computer games. Javier finds his inspiration in environments and calls himself a life observer. Read more about him in the this interview.

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  • Interview with Chris Spooner

    Interview with Chris Spooner

    Today we’ll meet British designer Chris Spooner. He became widely known thanks to his two successful blogs Blog.SpoonGraphics and Line25. Chris has written plenty of excellent tutorials on vector graphics and web design. Learn more about Chris Spooner, his tutorials and blogs after the jump.

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  • Interview with Sanjay Patel

    Interview with Sanjay Patel

    Sanjay Patel is a animator and illustrator from Southern California who was born in the UK. Sanjay works as a supervising animator and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on numerous films, including Monsters, Inc, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, and Toy Story 3. He has also written and illustrated books on Hindu mythology and he loves how images can tell a story. Read more about Sanjay and his brilliant work in this interview.

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    Interview with Matt Lyon – C86

    Matt Lyon, aka C86, is a talented, vector illustrator living in London, UK. He has a background in teaching graphic design to young adults, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London, and he has successfully transitioned into working as a full-time illustrator. He’s inspired by retro folk art, children’s illustration, abstraction, and other artistic styles and ideas, which you’ll learn more about in this interview.

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  • Interview with Philip Tseng

    Interview with Philip Tseng

    Philip Tseng is an illustrator from San Diego, California. He works as a 2D artist for an online game company. Philip says he loves vector art for it’s versatility and simple, clean and crisp design. He is an animal lover and his favorite source of inspiration is food. He loves to personify the food through his illustrations which can make you smile.

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  • Interview with Alex Storch, Editor-in-Chief of Carson Mag

    Interview with Alex Storch, Editor-in-Chief of Carson Mag

    Today we have an exciting interview with Alex Storch of Carson Mag. Get to know his passion for magazines, and how working with David Carson, and his team, they’re pushing forward with a quality publication. Readers can appreciate these themed issues conceptually and touch the nuanced design details of every page. Get inside the mind of the Editor-in-Chief of Carson, and take a look at this exciting new publication from the trenches.

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  • Interview with Cathy Martin aka flashparade

    Interview with Cathy Martin aka flashparade

    In this interview we meet Cathy Martin aka flashparade, a vector artist from Canada. Her style of illustration is simple yet attractive with an appealing color scheme. Cathy talks about how she got started with vector art, her design process, ideas and inspirations. Read more about this artist who loves to create some amazing modern, sassy and cute female characters.

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