FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with San Diego Artist, Eric Pavik

We are honored to have, Eric Pavik, as our Featured Artist, he is a wonderful illustrator, he makes awesome illustrations with great use of color to catch the eye, we found him from his console game illustrations, there so cool and make us feel a bit nostalgic. Bottom line, your going to want to click his links and follow him so you don’t miss anything else!

Find Eric: Instagram – @ericpavikdribble.com/ericpavik

How old are you?

Where are you from?
I’m from Texas, but currently live in San Diego.

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve been working professionally for 6 years now. I’m a graphic designer but also dabble in animation and UX design.

I check Dribbble and Instagram daily to keep track of what some of my favorite designers are up to. I am also fortunate to work with a really talented team of creatives that push me to be better.

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be? 
I do! I am an art director at Siege Media. I think I’ve got a pretty cool gig and can’t complain.


Do you have a favorite Artist?
I have a huge list of designers that I go to for inspiration. I’ve been following the guys at DKNG since I was in college and still love the stuff they’re putting out. The MUTI team consistently puts out fantastic work. Some of the stuff Nick Slater does is stupid good. He did a bear design a few years ago that I have tattooed on my leg.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I had a children’s book funded through Kickstarter about three years ago. I made a ton of mistakes on the campaign, but learned a lot through the process. Despite not making much money from it, I still see it as an incredibly positive experience that opened up a lot of opportunities for me.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
That’s hard to say. I hope I continue to push myself as a designer and evolve with the times.

I would like to continue designing outside of my day job. I need to nail down some bigger projects of my own and see them to fruition. Another book would be cool. I’m also fascinated with screen printing. Would love to do something with that.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Can I say I’d like to be a contestant on Hot Ones with Sean Evans? I’m addicted to that show and now I’m making it a life goal to be on there.


How is one way you make money with your art?
I make all of my money from art. Some if it is more fulfilling than others. One time I got to help make an educational page for kids. Another time I was hired to make a booger logo.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
New Zealand. I want to nerd out on Lord of the Rings stuff and I try to hang out with the Flight of the Conchords.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
I use the Adobe Creative Suite every day.

Any advice for young artists?
Share your work. You can create the coolest stuff in the world, but it doesn’t do any good sitting in a folder on your desktop.


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