“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you might miss it.”

Every teacher’s least favorite student became our pop-culture hero in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and has continued to inspire us all for thirty years. So it’s no wonder that Victor Felix’s design featuring the film’s most inspirational line won our Ferris Bueller challenge.

We talked to Victor about this John Hughes classic, his first Threadless win, and if he’s ever played hooky. Check out what he had to say below!

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You’re a bit of a mystery, tell us a little about yourself! 

Hey there! My name is Victor Felix and I’m a graphic designer and illustrator from São Paulo, Brazil. I’ve worked as a graphic designer for four years, and right now I’m focusing on illustration.


Looks like this is your first Threadless print! Congratulations! 

Thanks! I feel great! This design had a really good response from the community, and was the first one that I thought really had a chance.Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 10.22.06 AM

You submitted quite a few Ferris Bueller design! Was this a challenge you were especially excited for? 

Via Victor Felix’s Behance

I’m a big fan of the movie. Although the movie was released two years before I was born, it was a huge success in Brazil, so it became a “TV classic,” and I was watching it all the time. I think it was the first challenge that I really pushed myself.

Favorite John Hughes movies (if not Ferris Bueller)?

Probably Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Home Alone.

Do you do art for a living?

I’m just starting to make some money with it.

Via Victor Felix’s Behance

What’s your artistic process?

90% of the time, I go straight to Photoshop, and do the rough sketches there. Depending on the illustration, I continue the process on PS, or go to Illustrator.

Victor Felix’s submitted design for the Threadless Popeye/Betty Boop challenge

What attracts you to the Threadless challenges that you’ve submitted to?

Sometimes just from reading the title of the challenge I already get an idea. Those are the best challenges.

Have you ever played hooky like Ferris?

I never did, I don’t have the balls to do that haha. I guess that’s why I identify with Cameron more than Ferris. But if I did, I would spend the day at the movies and at a comic shop, reading.


What’s your favorite scene in the movie?

The Art Institute of Chicago scene is my favorite. I even made a design for the challenge which was inspired by it (above).

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.