#IllustrativeThinkers

Penelope Dullaghan's Designer Teacup for Crate&Barrel

Penelope Dullaghan is passionate about maintaining balance and harmony in both her life and her art. So what a perfect illustrative designer for Create&Barrel's 2014 artist signature teacup series.

Working primarily in acrylic, ink and digital design, the Indianapolis-based artist explores fluid, simple shapes rendered in an energetic palette. Her interpretation of the Bennett teacup was inspired by her newfound hobby of gardening. To Dullaghan, the garden is a place of quiet and peace. "It provides the perfect opportunity to slow down and observe."

Thank you Crate&Barrel for providing the perfect gift for Mother's Day! ............................................................................................................................................................................

Andrea Eberbach Book Release, "The Reconfigured Goddess"

The Heroes Foundation is an amazing group that does so much for the cancer community. Their generosity enabled Andrea Eberbach and Bonnie Maurer to publish The Reconfigured Goddess, Poems of a Breast Cancer Survivor a book of art and poems that helps support a woman’s journey with breast cancer. Andrea commented, “my hope is that it inspires and helps heal all those affected by this disease.” Andrea Eberbach’s art in this book really addressed the idea of “healing the whole person” – physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually.

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Thank you Heroes Foundation The Reconfigured Goddess, Poems of a Breast Cancer Survivor

What Makes You a Good Art Director?

To help understand the creative process and what it takes to make the collaboration between illustrator and art/creative director more fluid, I thought the answers to this question might be enlightening.

How important is it that an Art Director knows how to draw?

This past month Scott Hull Associates was involved in a LinkedIn discussion that posed the question, “How important is it that an Art Director knows how to draw?” Scott Hull has this to say about the idea, “Is it the pencil or your ability to communicate an idea? It all comes down to evoking an emotion. Anyone who can harness creativity and innovative ideas will be the power brokers well into the future. That’s one rule that will never change.

“Where do ideas come from?”

A brilliant idea can change your life. Just ask Steve Jobs. And think about it – how would one incredible idea affect your work? How would it affect your personal creating? Your career? Your confidence and opportunities?