Published on January 2nd, 2009. By The TaddictDesigner Spotlight
Talk about the Taddict bringin’ it with the first Designer Spotlight of 2009….none other than Jimiyo! I can’t think of a t-shirt design competition that he hasn’t put his mark on. The kid has skills, now see what makes his style go round:
What is your favorite part of design?
Near the end of finishing a design, after a significant time investment, there’s a point sometimes I step back and evaluate my design and think, “Hell Yeah.” That is a favorite part of designing. It’s doesn’t happen all the time unfortunately.
How would you describe your style?
Distinct, highly detailed linework using custom baroque style flowing embellishments woven throughout specific images of symbolic significance. Usually contains animals and quotes.
What inspires your work?
I receive inspiration from many other artists. Alphonse Mucha, William Bouguereau, HR Giger, Gerald Brom, Audrey Kawasaki, El Mac, the list is endless.
Also having to pay bills, inspires my work. Gotta get my one toof cleaned. Gettin some bling on that mutha.
What are five websites that you can’t live without?
*One Bonus Site
What trends do you see developing in the future of t-shirt design?
I’m not really a maven regarding trends. I would say great blogs like… Taddict.com are better informed on the upcoming trends by certain cues they see being replicated in several designs.
As far as what I am going to do for 2009, my trend is going to be kicking ass, takin names, Yeeeeaaahhh. JOKES JOKES! Seriously though, I’m going to create some traditional acrylic paintings and digital illustrations next year and try to expand my market into different venues.