I can't believe I hadn't discovered this website sooner. Well, I already had an account set up from 2012, so I suppose I had discovered it before...but I can't believe I haven't USED it before. What a cool place to hire artists from all over the world! I went a little spend crazy this past week, commissioning some content for branding/stickers/and some possible upcoming youtube videos.
These amazing illustrations were made by user Liahartati. She is an illustrator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her works are mostly comic illustrations, and her other passion is food and cooking illustration. She had several of these deconstructed food illustrations and I thought it would be a perfect way to document our Fat Elvis cookies. I think we are going to print them out with our contact information on the back, almost like business cards. That sounds fun, right?
User abrom_rose is a full-time design illustrator from Indonesia who has been in the art world for many years, inspired by various elements such as music, motorbikes, beaches, holidays, sports etc. They were able to create this for us in a traditional tattoo style. I don't know that I'm actually going to get it tattooed on me, but I think it might make a fantastic sticker!
User svahavector created this unique logo for the BBQ Nerds in his unique style. He is a graphic artist, also from Indonesia, specializing in artwork and illustration for a brand, band, tshirt, merch, and any visual branding needs. He has been experienced with the artwork and design for 8 years. I asked for a Tiki look for the logo, and he really came through! I love it!
Even his sketch/sample looked great!
User Hikmatr124 made us this awesome robot! I'm not sure what we are going to do with it, to be honest. It might be a cool sticker, or look neat on a t-shirt. I'll need to hit photoshop to do some lettering to go with it, but I think I can make that happen. Hikmat is also from Indonesia and has been working as a Graphic Designer for 7 years. His expertise expands into all sorts of vector design and tracing work like logo creation, creative caricatures, digital painting, image manipulation, and 3D design.
One of my favorite illustrations that we commissioned is this Rubber Hose Cartoon Character from german_espina. He is based out of Argentina and says he is an illustrator with a fun sense of humor ready to bring your ideas to life! This happy guy looks like he jumped right off the screen of Cuphead! This is definitely going to end up on a tshirt, and probably stickers, too.
I down low love Japanese Kawaii style...so I knew I had to have a Big Green Egg (our favorited cooking device) in the style for a sticker... raynaldihidayat definitely came through for us. Check out this cute little guy! Ray is from Indonesia and was a pleasure to work with!
I had to double dip into kawaii style and also got in touch with maaq_design for this little guy. Maaq is a freelance graphic designer and vector artist from Indonesia, cute and cool design specialist, a fun person, easygoing and easy to communicate. She loves to draw cute and cool design in her cartoon style. I already got this printed as stickers by Sticker Mule! lol I want this guy to follow me around the house cooking for me!
More to come...I commissioned some musicians, too. 🙂