We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bag…

Dunnnn dun. Dunnnn dun. Dun dun, dun dun, dun dun, CHOMP!

While it may be true that a shark fin isn’t exactly the first thing you want to see amongst the waves when you’re minding your own business on a casual snorkel, one thing is universally known: sharks are awesome. I mean, they have a whole week dedicated to them. And artist Elizabeth’s (@Agimat ni Ingkong) winning design for our ‘Weekender’ challenge provides beachy vibes while also making every week Shark Week. (Disclaimer: does not include salty sea captain or companion boat.)

We talked to Elizabeth about her winning design, love of nature, and of course, about travel!

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First things first, what have you been up to! Do you do art for a living?

YES! We do art for a living, we encounter so many clients from different countries and join different tee site challenges. I’m working as a senior graphic designer in a garment industry here in the Philippines and at the same time, I’m doing freelance home-based work with my husband. We both create designs.

WAVES OF SHARKS” on our super nautical rope handle weekender bag in action!

Is this design based on a personal beach-going experience with sharks??

No, not really. I have never encountered a shark in my whole life or seen a real one hahaha

Tell us a little bit about this design! How did you think of it? 

At first, I find it like flat waves like repetition, then my husband said it’s a bit boring. So we decided to put a shark’s fin in it, and then the rest is history :)

It may be our Weekender winner, but you can snag “WAVES OF SHARKS” on way more than just a weekender bag! Top row: Drawstring bag, rope handle weekender bag, and framed art print | Bottom row: Heavy duty phone case, bath mat, and duvet cover.

This is such a perfect vacation design – what’s the coolest vacation you’ve ever been on?

Maybe this coming February; next year we’re going to Hong Kong with the family.

Wild Shapes

A lot of your art seems to feature nature. Are you a big fan of the outdoors?

Yup! I love Nature, I love explorations, I love animals. Anything about nature is a gift of beauty

Retro Camping

Your style has such a balance between minimalism and beautiful artistic detail! What medium do you typically use?

Adobe Illustrator then finishing touches on Photoshop.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I think being inspirational is what I wanted to share; ideas are just around the corner ready for us to grab. Just submit, submit, and submit because the saying goes: “The more entries you send, the more chances of winning :)” 

Thank you, Threadless!!!

– INKCREATIVES: Elizabeth & Albert


See more of the winning design!

Carlyn Hill

Content manager & writer at Threadless by day, dad joke aficionado and contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When she’s not writing or drawing, you can find her in her cave of a room and hanging out with her boyfriend, Netflix.