Popular graphic designers are rampant these days. And digital illustration is a huge business. Billboards, flyers, or magazine covers ought to be more than enough to influence anyone that art is popular.
And vector artist or illustrator reputation continues to grow.
With a solid innovative visual acuity and the proper software, ideas could be articulated in overwhelming methods.
The main critical ability that connects everything is the dependency on their natural creative capability.
The fundamentals of a photo composition will be the same throughout mediums. And with the software in a position to imitate traditional drawing, the adaptation to digital is straightforward.
Types of Illustration
Traditional: Woodcutting, Metal etchings, Pencil Illustrations. Charcoal illustration, Lithography, Watercolor illustrations, Gouache illustrations, Acrylics illustration, Collage illustration, Pen-and-Ink Illustration
Modern: Freehand digital illustrations, Vector graphics
Styles: Concept Art, Children’s, Comics / Graphic Novels, Books / Publications / Editorial, Advertising, Packaging, Branding / Logo
You can read more about these types of illustrations on the Graphic Mama website for further reading.
Popular Graphic Designers in the Philippines
Usually, the majority of illustrators show a consistent individual style. Hence, it is consequently crucial for a graphic designer to know which style best suits their skills. And you’re in the right place if you’re looking for inspirations to follow on Instagram.
Before knowing them below and be inspired, let me give you a quick background. Instagram is one of the powerful social media channels.
As of October 2018, there were 10 350 000 Instagram users from the Philippines alone. Which accounted for 9.5% of its entire population.
The majority of the users were women with a total of 63.5%. Ages 18 to 24 were the largest user group. And the highest difference between men and women occurs within people aged 18 to 24, where women lead by 1 200 000. Source
Dan Matutina (@twistedfork)
He is a Philippines-based designer/illustrator and proudly Filipino. Dan is a co-founder of Plus63 and part of the multi-headed design company Hydra. These companies are one of the primary designers in Manila. He also received the Art Directors Club Young Guns Award in New York.
Before he became famous, he was one of the attendees at the conference. I first encountered Dan in Graphika Manila. His style is a mixture of angular, image styles layered with hand-painted textures.
His portfolio is loaded with big brands like The Wall Street Journal, Google, Coca-Cola, Pinterest, WIRED Magazine, Airbnb, Samsung, Fast Co., Uniqlo, Wallpaper*, Havaianas, Heineken, The Guardian, and among others.
Marlon Mayugba (@marsmygb)
Marlon is focusing on brand visual identity and illustration. He is passionate about idea-driven graphic design communications. Presently working as a senior graphic designer in Riyadh’s top design studios.
His works and experience include but not limited to Art Direction, Branding & Identity, Creative Direction, Illustration, and to name a few.
Risa Rodil (@risarodil)
She describes her style as “a captivating combination of striking colors with some modern and whimsy vintage.”
Gian Wong (@giancarlowong)
Manila-based designer Gian Wong runs on the lot of contrasting colors and noisy typeface for his designs, to allow them to really grab your attention.
Paul Gernale (@paulgernale)
Specializes in company logo and image illustrations, for local design company Canva mostly.
John Laurente (@laurenteoki)
Motion graphics designer John Laurente creates his three-dimensional visual magic through animation and modeling applications like Cinema 4D and Octane.
Jeth Torres (@jethtorres)
He’s behind a few of Team Manila’s merchandise collaborations, such as designs for San Miguel Pale Nike and Pilsen LeBron.
Raxenne Maniquiz (@raxenne)
She’s one of the designers under Plus 63 and Hydra, alongside Dan Matutina.
Milo Ezel Buñao (@pancho_karambola)
From Team Manila doesn’t only make event posters and logo design studies for a full-time income.
Vincent Aseo (@vincentaseo)
He combines his skill in traditional drawing and sketching with digital artwork to create vibrant and intricate poster designs influenced by popular films, local indie movies, and pop culture references.
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