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.
Zara is a graphic designer from Yerevan, Armenia, with a specialty in children's book illustrations. Her unique style mixes charming designs with lovely colors and textures. Check it out!
See more in her portfolio.
Over the Town
After graduating as a Software Engineer, I had a change of heart and since then, I've worked as a graphic designer. I focus on editorial and children's books illustrations, where I create simple and colorful character-based illustrations and animated videos.
However, I always try to keep an open horizon for new areas of design, where I can have fun learning and exploring new styles and techniques.
Codics Categories: Art & Culture
I read a lot and find inspiration almost anywhere. From books, to music, movies, and even playing with my dog—she is a huge furry inspiration.
I always keep an open and playful mind, and even seek for inspiration in parallel industries, but most of the time the inspiration just finds me.
Codics Categories: Literature
I'm also inspired by children's books illustrators like Kim Minji, Alena Tkach and Cale Atkinson. They have their own unique style which I really adore, and their bright and colorful illustrations excite my inner child.
Mohamed is a talented designer from Meknes, Morocco. His imaginative digital illustrations are futuristic and magnificent, incorporating many cartoon themes he enjoys.
See more in his portfolio.
I've always enjoyed making art, especially computer generated imagery. It has been always my tool to communicate ideas in a very efficient way.
Behind the character of my work itself is a story of nature and machinery. For iron frog, I tried to visually communicate a frog with an iron man suit, and redesigned the suit in a way to fit the new pilot.
Benmoussa & Moustache
I've worked as an art director for an animated series on Moroccan TV and participated as a 3D generalist and visual developer in several productions. What I enjoy the most is telling stories and solving problems, both design-based and technical.
Basia is an incredible illustrator and designer currently based in Queens, NY. Emotive and full of expression, her illustrations tell amazing stories that are easy to feel.
I was born and raised in Krakow, Poland in a Vietnamese household, which is just another way of me saying that I haven’t quite found a specific focus in my career yet, but that is okay. Step by step, I’ll get there.
Children's Book - "Bloom"
The bittersweet captivates me. There can be a weakness in happiness and glory, and there can be grace and beauty found in sadness or heartbreak. My aim is to explore those moments and to tell those stories, because I think it’s important to show the world not just in black and white, but also different shades of gray. Which is also why I enjoy graphite so much, it easily allows for certain subtleties to be expressed.
Comfortable: A Series
Children's Book - "Bloom"
I admire art that moves me almost literally to places that I’d like to explore. But when it comes to artists, my attitude is more cautious.
As much as I admire an artist’s work, I choose to admire the people I know and trust. People I admire not just for the virtues they have, but also their flaws. They are software engineers, architects, filmmakers, salespeople—like my mom and grandma, whose hard work is always a great inspiration to me. I am ever so grateful to have their insight and company, as it further deepens my understanding of the world.
Our last artist is Stevenson Lacroes, a brilliant freelance visual artist from Willemstad, Curaçao. His 3D animations are highly detailed and feature designs that tell unique stories about the past and future.
Born and raised on the beautiful island of Curaçao, I’m a VFX student but also currently working as a Design Generalist Artist with my brother Stefan Lacroes at my company SIRIUS.
Not A Rolex
The story and inspiration behind my work is always evolving. I mix the past with the future to tell stories about forgotten technologies. Sometimes I take a more surrealistic approach to showcase a bright idea, keeping the major design at its core.
I admire artists like Ash Thorp because of how he approaches projects and the way he deconstructs and plans them out. It made a huge impact on me and now I work more organized with the projects I take on to fully understand them.
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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: