CHECK OUT THREADLESSER DSCHWEN’S NIFTY EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS
(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.
(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."
(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!"
(Illustration for GOOD Magazine accompanying an article about gun control)