How do you find confidence in your style? A vital question for any artist, designer will grapple with as they pave their career path. For illustrator Kelsey Dake, her confidence was instilled from her art school years, strengthen through international client work publications and well-known brands and shared to curious creatives, and on-the-fence artists at the DSVC meeting.
She screen-printed colorful series of monkey portraits for an assignment. Each unique primates’ pose contained spare, vivid colors which evoked to where one could also hear them scream. In this exercise, Kelsey thrived on executing her concept in her illustration work. A retreat from trying to fit in with school peers, to relationships and self-doubt Kelsey found her voice through her sketchbook. An artist’s place to have freedom to express one’s thoughts in turn reveal what really matters to them, especially their hand movement. In those pages of comfort and experimentation she found her interest; solving the design problem through her illustrative brush, deciding on the visual components to effectively communicate her message.