@chrislago | www.chrislago.net
We are honored to have, Chris Lago, as our Featured Artist, he is an amazingly talented artist that creates really sharp looking logo’s, illustrations, and many other types of awesome designs! But like we always say please do not take our words for it, take a look for yourself. After you get to know the artist behind the art with the interview below jump over to his Instagram and show some real support for a fellow artist by hitting that follow button! MUCH LOVE!
How long have you been an artist?
Well, first I don’t consider myself as an artist. I’m and illustrator and graphic designer who combines techniques, skills and working process from both professions on his projects and works. So how long have I been this? Not much, since 2010, so… 8 years.
What is your specialty?
I’m specialized into branding, goods and apparel illustration projects mainly.
Where do u find inspiration?
Everywhere. I mean it, it sounds like a topic, but really, everywhere. I look into books, film posters, product design, photography, vintage advertising or other artists work as inspiration. You can find that thing that inspires you to make something new, or to find the solution to a project anywhere.
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 work as a freelance designer, so… yes, I guess? I can’t complain about it, as this is like my dream job right now, so if I could dream about anything else related to… it would probably be to keep working on it and to keep challenging myself to improve and to learn each day.
Do you have a favorite Artist?
No I don’t. Imho, I’ve always thought this is like to choose your favourite band, song, movie… You will pick one, but you will probably think that you’re missing a lot as well. There are too many good artists out there.
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
To solve Rubik’s cube. Not yet done, haha.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
I don’t know, and I try to avoid thinking about that, cause you never now how life can change. I was living in London for a few years, and come back to my hometown a couple of years ago. Didn’t expect none of them, and that’s why life’s great, cause you still have no idea about what it is coming. So just hope to be enjoying life wherever I am.
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Banksy, just know who is him/her/them, haha. If not, Akira Toriyama would be cool also.
How is one way you make money with your art?
Branding and illustration projects mainly.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Japan. I’ve always wanted to go someday, so yeah, Japan definitely.
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Not favourite, but in terms of the amount of time I expend using it… I guess Adobe.
Any advice for young artists?
Just keep working, keep challenging yourself to achieve your goals or that level you want to have. Don’t think it’s impossible. Work hard, publish your work everywhere and above all, have fun.