Ohhhh I did a wee fist pump when I stumbled across the work of Laura O’Connor on endemicworld yesterday! Yes – new artist crushes are pretty much what I live for! With a background in illustration, graphic design and animation, Laura has recently returned back to NZ after freelancing in Australia. I am well and truly sold on her mix of pencil and digital tools on these portraits. Sold.
Pictured from left: Elliot Alexander and intern Willem Ockhusen. Artwork: Evie Kemp If you have read Studio Home from the start, you may have recognised that little endemicworld.com ad on the right hand column as having been there right from day dot. Back in 2008, in what feels now like the early days of the NZ online design scene, Elliot Alexander and his sister Kate built their own small corner of the internet and set out to bring the products of the kiwi “one man band” designers and artists to the masses. Limited
On Wednesday I make the trip to NYC for what I am sure is going to be an awesome urban adventure. After my two days of blog enlightenment at The Blogcademy I will be spending the entire next week exploring the city and her boroughs, weeding out a collection of creative kiwis and aussies who are hunting success. I am REALLY excited about the series of interviews I have called “Fly the Coop: NYC” and hope that you will find them as inspiring as I am sure I will. Australians and New