A Closer Look with Bex Glover

We had the pleasure of interviewing Bex Glover, a graphic designer, artist & illustrator living and working in Bristol, UK. 

How long have you been in design/illustration?
10 years

Do your personal projects differ from your professional work? If yes, how so?
Yes to some degree, my personal work is often more hand rendered / painting based -using markers and spray paint, and it tends to have a more abstract aesthetic. I like to emulate the hand rendered feel in my digital illustrative work too, but the style and subject matter will be dictated by the requirements of the brief. Some can be cleaner cut, simple, and digital in style, others more urban and freestyle. It’s great when you get projects where the client wants to do something based on your personal work –that’s often the more fun, creative stuff.

What do you think are the most important elements to focus on, when creating a personal website?
To show only your best work and work that is representative of the type of work you want to be commissioned for in the future. Include some information about yourself, and don’t forget your contact details and social network links. Keep it updated regularly.

What inspires you and keeps you motivated?
Nature and fashion inspire my work and often feature in it. I’m motivated by getting outdoors—in both rural and urban environments. It’s always inspiring to take in new places and sights. Keeping active—I like to go for a run to clear my mind ready for new ideas. Trying to make sure I get away from my screen regularly…

What creative project you’ve worked on are you most proud of?
I did some illustrated forest murals for a department store café in London—it was nice to see my work shown on such a large scale. The team I worked with was really great and gave me a lot of creative freedom.

 What are some projects you hope to work on in the future?
I always enjoy new projects and challenges. I’d like to do more large scale work for fashion / retail and entertainment based projects, and start to incorporate my freehand / live artwork a bit more. I’ve also recently been working on ideas for fashion prints—I’d love to incorporate my love of art and fashion in some way.

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