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March 14, 2009

Cool Extras–Weekly Wrap

Contributed by Terry Hemphill, Illustrator Product Marketing Manager

I always like to get good news about all of our customers, but especially those “FOIs” (Friends of Illustrator) who use vector graphics to help craft their unique styles.

Catalina Estrada, Simone Legno and Chevon Hicks are amazing designers who have been working on some interesting projects. Check em’ out after the jump…



Create for a Cause

Catalina Estrada’s work always reminds me of the lush countryside and colors of Medellin, Colombia, where she grew up. Maybe I’m just romanticizing my travel in Colombia (and dreaming of having months off to travel again), but her artwork is stunning no matter the inspiration.

comparte-corazon.jpgCatalina has designed a beautiful t-shirt to support Comparte Corazon (sharing hearts), a social network who’s current project is to provide a group of women in Ayacucho, Peru the tools they need to sustain their business weaving clothes and making other handmade objects for sale. Sorry guys, men’s Tees are already sold out…
Buck the Trend

Simone Legno is the creative inspiration behind tokidoki, the scorching-hot lifestyle brand helmed with business partners Pooneh-Mojher Arnold and Ivan Arnold.

tkdk_store.jpgThe economy may by shrinking, but these fearless entrepreneurs just opened a NYC capsule store in SoHo, complete with the requisite queue of tokidoki fans.For a peek into Simone’s early early artwork and budding puck rock career, check out the images from his session at Adobe MAX 2008 on Adobe TV.
Detect Design Dopeness

Chevon Hicks is the president and creative director of Heavenspot, an LA-based creative agency.

Heavenspot first caught my eye for their amazing vector portrait work for media end entrainment clients (vector bias showing here). But that same creative vision is in full evidence throughout their wide-ranging work across all media, including Heavenspot’s work on Adobe’s own Shortcut to Brilliant site.In his spare time, Chevon was a judge at the LA Cut&Paste Design Tournament. Check him out in the video below. And if you’re lucky enough to have a Cut&Paste Tournament coming to a city near you, swing by and check out the action.

Comments

  • By Alix Corradini - 3:43 PM on August 27, 2010  

    This is fascinating! How did you learn about this when you were new to it?

  • By Mammie Bottenfield - 8:09 PM on December 19, 2010  

    Just to let you know… your web site looks extremely strange in Safari on a mac

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