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UI/UX Designer at WRKSHP (Makers of the game Battle Camp and formerly known as PennyPop) Are you a talented designer with a passion for entertainment and are looking for a way to break into the mobile games industry? We are currently seeking an UI/UX Designer to join our team of talented game professionals either remotely or in our Studio in San Francisco. This role will work closely with our designers and art directors on all of our game projects, including our hit game “Battle Camp”. Our ideal candidate will be extremely well versed with Illustrator, as that will be their primary (but not only) tool used on the job. Apply for the UI/UX position Here. See more job details after the jump Responsibilities: Work… Read More

Kelly Bjork Illustrations

Kelly Bjork’s illustrations put a witty twist on personal moments and intimacy. Kelly Bjork grew up in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Western Washington University in 2009 with a BFA in drawing and printmaking. Today she lives in Seattle where she works as a freelance illustrator. Together with Teresa Grassechi, she is running the paper goods company Pilgrim Paper Co. Her work is influenced by all the things around her. She can find inspiration in little details or intimate moments. Whether scenes in a sauna, bath or living room, all of her artworks are characterized by Kelly Bjork’s distinctive style. Check them out below! For more, please visit her website or follow this talented illustrator on Instagram. Butt Island, gouache and pencil on paper, 15 x 19 inches, 2017 … Read More

Marco De Masi Illustration

Colorful illustrations by Marco De Masi. Marco De Masi is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Italy. His conceptual work is mainly inspired by nature, everyday life, and the many facets of today’s society. Using a rich color palette, he creates illustrations that reflect the current zeitgeist with both the pleasing as well as the disturbing things of today. In addition to several commissioned projects, he still likes to work on personal illustrations. His witty and colorful style invites the viewer to take a closer look. Some of his beautiful artworks can be found below. For those of you who want to see more of Marco De Masi’s amazing illustrations, feel free to follow his Facebook page to stay up to date with his … Read More

Paintings by Riikka Sormunen

Eyes on Finnish artist Riikka Sormunen. Born in Helsinki in 1987, Riikka Sormunen is a Finnish artist who creates sensual illustrative paintings. Her feminine artworks combine rich colors with inspirations from artists such as Gustav Klimt and contemporary fashion styles. With a narrative approach, Riikka Sormunen paints rich scenes that draw the viewer into their spell. The characters in her paintings often have this special facial expression, which is very typical for her work. They seem kind of tormented and exhausted. Her artworks always leave questions unanswered giving the viewer some space for their own interpretations. Some paintings of her rich portfolio can be found below. For more, please visit her website or follow this talented artist and illustrator on Instagram. Six Bellybuttons – work from 2011 with watercolor … Read More

Tishk Barzanji’s Dreamlike Illustrations

Tishk Barzanji illustrations are inspired by ancient history, the Modernism movement, and personal experiences. Tishk Barzanji is a Kurdish illustrator who moved to London in 1997. He studied Fine Art at Richmond upon Thames College, and Physics at Loughborough University. With a passion for architecture and art, his dreamlike illustrations are explorations of space, color, deconstruction and how humans interact with these elements. Using mixed media, Tishk Barzanji’s creates otherworldly scenes of surreal landscapes and urban spaces. Most of his artworks are dominated by diverse arrangements of walls, staircases and architecture. In a recent interview with It’s Nice That, the artist explains: “I base my work on a moment or period in my life, good or bad, when I felt lost. A couple of years … Read More

Brand Identity for Ena by Ortolan“Ena is an Australian skin care…

Brand Identity for Ena by Ortolan Brand Identity for Ena by Ortolan Brand Identity for Ena by Ortolan Brand Identity for Ena by Ortolan Brand Identity for Ena by Ortolan Brand Identity for Ena by Ortolan“Ena is an Australian skin care company that launched in 2015, with quality natural ingredients and an accessible price point. We worked closely with them to create a considered brand identity and packaging for their products. Ena wanted something that would appeal to a design conscious shopper and to stand out in a cluttered marketplace which is made up of predominantly typographic designs. The abstract illustrative visuals are reminiscent of natural forms; landscapes/liquids/stones, in a palette of natural colours offset with deep navy and a gold foil detail.”Ortolan is an… Read More

Abbey Lossing Illustrations – The Elegance of Playfulness

Brooklyn based illustrator Abbey Lossing creates playful imagery and animations through the inviting elegance of simple lines and colors. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Abbey Lossing is currently working as staff illustrator and animator at Vice News. In addition, she continues to take on freelance assignments. The range of well known clients includes major brands such as Google, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Plansponsor Magazine, GIPHY Studios, Stanford Business Review, Variety Magazine, Vox Media, just to name a few. Her kind of friendly, simple illustrative style conveys an unprejudiced take on everyday life. The talented illustrator is often creating a more playful and deliberately ‘naive’ view of the world around us. A selection of illustrations and animated GIFs can be found below. For those of you … Read More

Jon Juarez Illustrations

Dreamy illustrations by Jon Juarez. Jon Juarez is an illustrator and animator who lives and works in San Sebastián, Spain. He describes himself as a soul of the wilderness, dragged by his pens towards civilization. The multi-talented guy is working as an author, book and comic illustrator, and animator for diverse film projects until he’s going back to his “wild” nature. His colorful work and numerous interviews have been published nationally and abroad. Some of his illustrations from different projects can be found below. For those of you who want to see more of Jon Juarez’s outstanding work, please visit his website or follow him on Behance and Instagram. A dreamlike and surreal illustration of Beijing. Focaperro – the Spanish illustrator combines traditional … Read More

Best Creative Inspiration – April 2017

Here comes our selection of WE AND THE COLOR’S best creative inspiration from April 2017! Just like April’s ever changing weather, we have featured a wide variety of creative work including outstanding branding and graphic design, architecture, photography, typography, illustration and art projects, among others. Finally there it is, our selection of WE AND THE COLOR’s best creative inspiration from April 2017! The chosen projects have been selected according to different criteria such as creativity, uniqueness, execution, diversity and much more. I hope you enjoy it! VP House in Costa Esmeralda, Argentina by Luciano Kruk. VP House in Costa Esmeralda, Argentina by Luciano Kruk. Photography by Daniela Mac Adden. The VP House has been designed and completed by architect Luciano Kruk (website) in 2015. It is situated … Read More

Concept Art and Character Illustrations by Sergey Kolesov

Surreal and satirical concept art by Sergey Kolesov. Those of you who don’t know Sergey Kolesov yet, you definitely have to check out his amazing drawings! Sergey Kolesov is currently working as senior concept artist at Arkane Studios in Lyon, France. Inspired by Science-Fiction and otherworldly scenes, he creates amazing character illustrations and stills for both personal projects and upcoming video games. His drawings often have a surreal and highly satirical touch. This master of concept art truly knows how to create eye-catching visuals that stay in mind. A handpicked selection of different sketches and artworks can be found below. For more, please visit Sergey Kolesov’s portfolio on Behance. Little black dress. Apparently it’s stable. Happy Russian Year. Tight research. Nymph. Funny … Read More

36 Days of Type submission by Carlo Cadenas

Colorful typographic 3D illustrations created by Carlo Cadenas for 36 Days of Type. Carlo Cadenas is a Buenos Aires, Argentina based freelance art director and graphic designer with a special interest in typography. Already in 2016, he has successfully participated in the international 36 Days of Type project. For last year’s challenge he explored diverse creative ideas using only 3D software. Carlo says it was an amazing experience and he’s very happy that he was able complete the task successfully. The beautiful result of his work can be found below. 36 Days of Type is an international project created by Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea with the aim to invite designers, illustrators, and graphic artists from all over the world to create unique artworks based on our alphabet and … Read More

Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand“Set…

Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence by Virginie Morgand“Set of Illustrations for L’Occitane en Provence Calendar 2017.”Virginie Morgand is an illustrator based in Paris, France. In her colorful work, she is focused on design, art and illustration.T D B:  instagram  •  twitter  •  facebook  •  newsletter  •   pinterest Read More

Sebastian Onufszak Illustrations

Mind-blowing illustrations by Sebastian Onufszak. Based in Augsburg, Germany, Sebastian Onufszak is an outstanding illustrator, graphic designer, and director who works for well known international brands. Whether print, interactive or motion design, his varied work has been featured in countless publications and exhibitions. In addition, he lectures on motion graphics and animation at University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. The range of clients includes names such as Adobe, American Express, Audi, BASF, Bacardi, BeyerDynamics, BMW, Budweiser, ESPN, Ford, Fox, Google, IBM, Iggesund, IKEA, Infiniti, Karl Lagerfeld, KIA, Lincoln, Levi’s, L’Oreal, Loewe, Lufthansa, Lamborghini, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Mercedes, MTV, Nascar, National Geographic, NFL Networks, Nike, Olay, Peugeot, Pepsi, Porsche, ProSiebenSat.1, Ray Ban, Red Bull, Samsung, Scion, Seat, Smart, Starbucks, T-Mobile, Toshiba, Toyota, Verizon, Visa, … Read More

Personas Illustration Series by Justina LeiJustina Lei is an…

Personas Illustration Series by Justina Lei Personas Illustration Series by Justina Lei Personas Illustration Series by Justina Lei Personas Illustration Series by Justina Lei Personas Illustration Series by Justina Lei Personas Illustration Series by Justina Lei Personas Illustration Series by Justina Lei Personas Illustration Series by Justina LeiJustina Lei is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. In her colorful works, she combines illustration, drawing, graphic design and digital art.T D B:  instagram  •  twitter  •  facebook  •  newsletter  •   pinterest Read More