Welcome back to our Diversity in Design series on Envato Tuts+. Discover four talented artists with inspiring styles you'll love.
4 Artists You Should Know: Diversity in Design
Celebrate the work of these extraordinary artists. Each with their own unique background, they draw inspiration from their culture and surroundings to create phenomenal designs.
Daniel is an extraordinary graphic designer with an addiction to 3D and animation. His work features colorful worlds of nostalgia alongside incredible 3D experiments.
I live and work in Guatemala, where I co-founded a small motion design studio called Mosh. In my daily work I do motion graphics for a variety of projects including advertising, documentaries and videos. I love learning new things, and playing around with different software.
Since I was a kid I've always been amazed by cameras, cinematography and cartoons. Initially, I didn't know what I wanted to do for a living but then I stumbled upon a graphic design program and fell in love with this career. My inspiration always comes from art in general, be it cinema, paintings, digital art, graphic design or life itself, because nature is so wonderful to watch and admire.
36 Days of Type
I really love movies and watching the style, narratives and techniques of Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Orson Welles, Hayao Miyasaki, Hideaki Anno and many more. I also love a lot of anime and Pixar movies. Classical art, particularly baroque paintings, has incredible lighting that is so strong and beautiful.
Francisca is a graphic designer and illustrator from Santiago, Chile. Creative and multidimensional, her work features charming flat illustrations and incredible laser-cut designs.
See more in her portfolio.
I'm a design student from Santiago, Chile and I'm 22 years old.
I've always loved the area of illustration, however, just last year I began to discover my own style and my attraction for vector art.
My illustrations are inspired by a magical and mystical world. I love creatures like goblins or fantastical animals. Although they can be seen as dark characters, I like to represent them in a cheerful way and see the beauty that surrounds them.
Vuelo Austral - Textile Design
I think that making illustrations helps me escape from routine, the city and monotony. The styles that I like and that I try to express are simple and colorful because they move away from the reality that surrounds me in the city.
Hector is a graphic designer and costume designer from LA. You'll love his amazing handmade costumes featuring fan favorites of pop culture icons and more.
See more in his portfolio.
Halloween Costume: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
I’ve been creating Halloween costumes for myself for the last 6 years or so. It all started as a competition between my friend and I to see who could make the best costume and just continued from there. I love seeing people’s reactions when they first see me—sometimes it’s the closest they’ll ever get to seeing their favorite stars or musicians. All of my characters are people who I’ve looked up to or have followed throughout their careers.
Halloween Costume: Marco Antonio Solis
I begin by collecting reference material of their face, body, and their most recognizable outfits. I’m all about details—that little extra effort is what can make these characters come alive. It might be something as small as adding a piece of tape to Kobe’s injured index finger or Jay Z’s Roc-a-fella chain that might make the difference.
Then I sketch out a couple of drawings, focusing on proportions, and sculpt my character in clay or digitally. Once I finish the modeling, I create the actual three dimensional mask, adjust it for the fit on my head, and usually use a combination of airbrush and brushing techniques to paint the skin and other features.
Halloween Costume: Jay-Z
Halloween Costume: Vicente "Chente" Fernandez
My favorite art memory is also one of my earliest. I remember my kindergarten teacher asking us to draw whatever came to our minds. I drew a fire engine and she loved it so much that she asked me to draw another one. Knowing I was pretty good at drawing gave me a chance to express myself and excel in an area that allowed me to be creative.
Samantha is an illustrator and designer based in Kingston, Jamaica. Her work features exceptional handmade creations of typographic illustrations and so much more.
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Born in New Zealand but raised in Jamaica, I have been drawing from as long as I can remember. My aim as an artist is to use concepts and media that are able to inspire and enlighten people about how art can really come from anywhere or anything; and to leave a positive contribution and impact on those who engage with the art I create.
I founded the company, ‘The Jamecca Motif’, in 2016 fueled by my conviction that Jamaica has incredible, untapped potential to set a global standard in any industry. The aim is to create products and services that serve to beautify, uplift and inspire while also highlighting our Jamaican culture and craftsmanship.
Right now my biggest passion is typography which is not very popular in Jamaica at the moment so I reference quite a few international lettering artists. But the artists that I look up to the most are actually some of my closest friends from art school, two who instantly come to mind are Mark Samuels and Taj Francis. Outside of their undisputed talent, they are incredibly driven and have really made an incredible contribution to the creative industry in Jamaica.
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I'd like to extend a warm thank you to all the artists who participated in this feature. Feel free to see more of their work in the links below: