SOAK IN THE RAYS OF OUR SUMMER CHALLENGE WINNER!
Summer may not be here yet, but our Summer design challenge winner is here to hold us over until the warm weather arrives. After 444 submissions and over 94,800 votes, Martín Osimani’s “Summer Trip" design is our challenge winner! We got the opportunity to sit down with Martín and ask him a few questions about his design, summer, and his artistic process. Enjoy!
Congrats on the winning design! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Thank you! My name is Martín Osimani, and I live in a very small country called Uruguay, which is known to be filled with beautiful beaches. I’m 19 years old and am currently studying software engineering and graphic design at university.
How does it feel to win the Summer design challenge?
It feels amazing; I honestly wasn’t expecting to win at all.
What about the Summer design challenge inspired you to participate?
It was the middle of summer when the challenge started. The beach is probably the place that I enjoy the most, so the whole situation inspired me to make something for it.
How did you come up with your winning design?
I had the idea of using a car for a design before I entered the challenge. When I began looking for ideas for this challenge, I came up with the thought of combining the amazing beauty of how everything looks in a sunset with that main idea of the car. That’s when all started.
Can you please explain the process you took to create your design?
I created the whole design in Photoshop with a pen tablet. I spent a lot of time thinking about the right combination of colors to transmit that feel of summer.
Why do you think this design encompasses the epitome of summer?
I’ve gone to the beach every day of January and have done so since the day I was born. The awesome view of the sunset, which I always appreciate one my way back home, is forever recorded into my mind. I find it one of the most beautiful moments of the whole year and the essence of summer itself.
Why do you think summer is the best season of the year?
Because it’s hot, and enjoying the beach with friends without any responsibility of work or study is an amazing feeling, which I only have during the summer. What else could make it better?
Are you a surfer? If so, what beach is your favorite and why?
I’m really not a surfer, but I practice wakeboarding every summer in a river near the coast.
When you’re in a creative rut, where do you look for inspiration?
Mostly at Threadless. I also find interesting works at Society6 and Dribbble as well.
What type of advice would you give to aspiring artists?
Never give up, even if your work has yet to be printed. Always be creative and try to see the simple things of life in a different way. Threadless is an amazing tool for artists; if you take advantage of it, you can improve your skills in an amazing way!