“Reality Reborn” by Don Clark of Invisible Creature
Just in time for the New Year, we’ve a special treat for illustration fans: a new Illustrator CC sample art piece, created by Don Clark of Invisible Creature.
From an early love of skateboarding and snowboarding to founding a punk rock band with his brother Ryan in the 1990s, Don Clark has moved through life embracing his passions. Eventually, Don turned his attention to design.
In 2000, Don and his brother again joined forces: this time bringing their creative vision and illustrators’ touch to developing album covers, posters, and logos for many of the musicians they’d met throughout their music careers.
13 years later, Don still does some work on music packaging—even having garnered Grammy nominations along the way— but that’s now just part of the focus of Invisible Creature, the highly successful creative firm Don runs with Ryan.
The firm’s client list reads like a who’s who in business, including leaders such as Target, Nike, Hasbro, Google, Nordstrom, The New York Times, and dozens of others. For Don, one of the coolest parts of his work is the diversity of his clients and the variety of projects coming his way:
“What excites me most is my diverse client base. One moment I’m working for a hip-hop artist, and the next I’m working on a gift card for Target. The moment I get off the phone with a client I’m buzzing with excitement about the possibilities.”
“Modernism and bright, highly contrasting colors have always moved me, as do wonderful typefaces. I like fun, ornate, handmade type like you would see in a circus or festival. I also love texture.”
You can learn more about Don and how he created Reality Reborn by viewing the How To PDF that explains his work process, and by downloading the original Illustrator file. (Note: this is a very large file and will take some time to download).
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