We are honored to have, Kaitlyn Kurisu, as our Featured Artist, she is a wonderful illustrator, she makes awesome logos, shoe illustrations and portraits, you’d be insane not to be supporting this artist, don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself!
Find Kaitlyn: Instagram – @_kurrysoup
How old are you?
Where are you from?
Originally from Seattle, Washington.
How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve been doing graphic design/illustration for about five years now. Although it’s been that long, I didn’t start pursuing art seriously until college! My specialty is illustration, although I love to do all types of design.
I find inspiration in nature and from a passion of wanting to liven up the look of everyday design!
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 am currently a Lead Student Graphic Designer on my college’s campus – I work for CWU Hype. Honestly, I love everything about my job. I get to collaborate with writers, videographers, and social media gurus. We all bounce off of one another and it’s incredible because we are continually learning off of one another. My dream job is any position that will let me help others while I passionately pursue design!
Do you have a favorite Artist?
Personally, I draw a lot of inspiration from Aaron Draplin and Haleigh Hoff.
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Loving others well – something I continue to strive for everyday.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In five years, I’m hoping to have a position as a Graphic Designer at a firm somewhere. In ten years, hopefully move up to a Creative Director Position and in twenty years, have enough of a freelance business established where I can freelance full time!
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to meet and talk to Chloe Kim (16 year old Olympic Gold Medalist). No words, just a fist bump and I’d be happy.
How is one way you make money with your art?
Freelance, freelance…. oh and more freelance.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
New Zealand – I love the outdoors!
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Adobe is by far my favorite software because they continually are making programs that give us more space as designers to be creative.
Any advice for young artists?
I am a young artist myself, but what I do know is this: Don’t attach your identity to your art. Your self-worth doesn’t come from how good you are. Give it everything you can everyday, but stay humble in what you create. Don’t let the competition discourage you from creating, let it motivate you.