As a creative agency, we’re all interested in the work of artists, designers and creators across the globe. So, this month we discussed our favourite creatives and the work we indulge ourselves in outside of the office…
This month Kate talked about the abstract, expressionistic female artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. A significant artist of the 20th century, O’Keeffe is one of the highest selling female artists in art auction history.
As a hobby artist herself, Kate takes inspiration from O’Keeffe’s flower paintings to create her own as gifts for friends or to display around her home.
This week, Emily introduced us to Holly Warburton, a digital illustrator and 2D animator. To create her art, Warburton uses Procreate on her iPad, developing minimal animations that are inspired by the people she sees around her every day.
The freelance logo designer, James Barnard, is one of Kieran’s favourite creators. He created a logo for the TV chef, Mike Reid, a visual identity for refreshment outlet Shake Out, and records videos of his creative processes on TikTok.
We explored the work of one of Jack’s favourite designers, the American fashion designer and entrepreneur Virgil Abloh. As well as excelling in fashion, Abloh is known for making really simple art. His own label named Off-White was created to make streetwear ‘luxury’, combined with the exploration of art, music and architecture.
Emma J Shipley
Laura talked about Emma J Shipley, a British graphic artist creating homeware and accessories for nature lovers, dreamers and maximalists. After attending an in-person talk from Shipley, Laura says that the designer has always stuck to her values and never lost sight of her creativity and what inspires her.
Emma J Shipley’s range spans from phone cases and wallpapers, to cushions and scarves, with all china designs made close by in Stoke-on-Trent.
Lewis is inspired by the work of product designer, Lee Broom, who is never scared to try something new. Broom turns classic styles into contemporary designs with an unexpected edge.
Lewis showed us the impressive Wedgwood by Lee Broom, a collection of limited-edition vases and bowls inspired by Wedgwood’s 250-year design heritage.
Alejandro G Iñárritu
Film buff Charlotte talked about award-winning Mexican filmmaker and director, Alejandro G Iñárritu, known for making modern psychological dramas about the human condition. Iñárritu has gained artistic respect and numerous awards across the world.
One of his most successful films, The Revenant (2015), is an ‘immersive & visceral cinematic experience’ in which he made several critical artistic decisions. In particular, he chose to shoot the film chronologically and include lots of long takes, to make the audience feel more involved and indulge in the story.