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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.
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 :)
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.
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
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
Content & Strategy Manager at Threadless by day, 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.