Here at NYMAZ we are lucky to work with a huge range of creative people. We recently commissioned a set of illustrations for our Connect: Resound project and are delighted to showcase them on this Festival web site. We love the way they vibrantly portray the world of online music education and hope you agree that they really capture the experience.
We put out an open call for the illustrations and were overwhelmed with the quality and creativity of the submissions we received. When we saw Tasia Graham’s bright and beautiful work, we just knew she was the right artist for the job!
Here’s an introduction to the artist and a peek into her creative life:
How did you become an illustrator?
I always knew I wanted to draw since I was a little kid, I read a lot of books and watched animation films all the time. In secondary school I was told I could be an artist so I decided to develop my artistic craft and found illustration in college, I then went on to university studying illustration and visual media and built my own portfolio working with different clients.
Who are your artistic influences and heroes?
I always loved Malika Favre’s illustrations. She uses beautiful bold colours and has worked with so many amazing brands. I also love Studio Ghibli and Disney animation for my more conceptual work.
Who is your favourite music artist?
I listen to Hope Tala – Singer songwriter – everyday when creating art, her music brings creative freedom and helps me to relax. im super into girl jams and guitar solos to help me work!
What advice would you give to an aspiring young illustrator?
If you want to be an illustrator, I recommend building a portfolio, find your style which represents you as an artist and email, email, email! Clients won’t see you If you’re not sending your work out daily, you will find work! and don’t forget to experiment and have fun.
To enjoy more of Tasia’s work, follow her on Instagram