For the latest episode of the official #wacom podcast, Why We Create, we’re heading into the flat graphic territory of adobe illustrator, discussing all things clean lines, tidy color palettes and the ‘Modern Vintage’ aesthetic.
We sat down with the master of flat graphics himself, Tom Whalen aka @strongstuff to dish on everything from layers, to typeface, and how to balance multiple characters in one composition. From his first invite to a gallery show, to his current work with large organizations like Mondo and Disney (to name a few), Tom’s work is iconic, stylistic, and packed with industrial strength illustration skills.
🍊 Orange based color palettes
💕 Designing by feel
📂 The importance of Layers, Layers, Layers
🔑 Simplicity can capture all the details
🎁 Collectibles are cool
📅 Keep a tidy schedule
You can find and follow Tom on Instagram and all social media platforms at his aka Strongstuff
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