About this Project
Client: Springboard for the Arts
Creative Field: illustration, Graphic Design
Tools: Clip Studio Paint, Adobe Photoshop
Early 2016 I was commissioned to illustrate Springboard for the Arts year in review, which was an absolute honor because I liggity LOVE Springboard. They're a MN based arts org that ensures people like me -- freelancers, working artists, creatives -- have access to all the resources we need to have a fulfilling, functional, and successful career within our craft.
Up until 2015, Springboard's year in review was typically a super clean, straight-to-the-point infographic. In 2015 they decided to breathe new life into their YIR's by commissioning local illustrators to interpret the data through their uber diverse and creative lenses.
The illustrator in 2015 made a friggin' Springboard for the Arts AUTOBOT. It was super effin' epic. And a tough act to follow, but I tightened my belt, pushed up my glasses and accepted the challenge like the boss I am.
I presented the Springboard team with handful of ideas -- ranging from a video game stat screen to an office cork board to a messy desk, space, a circus, and everything in between. We ultimately settled on the parade idea because it twas a year to be celebrated! 25 years in existence. 5 years in their new office in Fergus Falls. I mean we're talking high stakes city.
Everyone was happy with how the design turned out. I was too. Especially on such a rushed deadline, while juggling multiple other projects.
My favorite aspect of this design was my accidental attention to detail. If you look at the floats, youll find the Springboard for the Arts 2016 staff hiding in various places throughout. If you look at the Kaddatz Gallery Float, you'll find iconically recognizable paintings represented.
Lil tings. I hope to do so many more of these.
My ultimate illustration goal is to a New Yorker cover. I'm going to go ahead and speak that into existence.
Springboard for the Arts Mission Statement
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. Our work is about building stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies, and we believe that artists are an important leverage point in that work. Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.