CHECK OUT THREADLESSER DSCHWEN’S NIFTY EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS

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(Illustration for Warby Parker, for the finale of Breaking Bad)

16-time printed Threadless artist David Schwen is a big ball of creative talent. He’s a whiz at taking everyday objects and whipping them into clever photos and designs. Recently, he’s been on a roll creating clever illustrations for editorial cartoons.  We chatted him up to hear about his recent projects.

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(Illustration for TIME Magazine about the future of digital learning)

"I’ve been creating editorial illustrations for about three years now. Although technically, I started when I was 15, by creating illustrations for a small publication in northern Minnesota where I grew up. I went to college, thinking I would major in illustration, but later took the path of Graphic Design instead. My reasoning, is that I could have a full time design job and still do illustration on the side. For a while I worked at advertising and design agencies around Minneapolis, until recently I broke off and started my own studio."

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(Illustration for Entrepreneur about family planning)

"I now have about 50/50 design and illustration jobs. It’s been such an amazing experience creating illustrations for places like Wired, Fast Company, TIME, Entrepreneur and others. For a while, I spent a lot of years coming up with concepts for t-shirt designs at Threadless, and now I’m using the same approach for my editorial illustrations. I love what I am doing right now, but I’d love to get back into creating designs for shirts soon. Threadless is a community of amazing artists, and I strongly feel I wouldn’t be where I am today without it!"

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(Illustration for GOOD Magazine accompanying an article about gun control)