Sonali Vora
Hi, I am a designer and digital artist, I am extremely fond of anything that is related to graphic design, creating arts and all the yumminess attached to it. I aim to reach my creative goals one step at a time and I believe in doing everything with a smile. You can also find me on Twitter: @dezignMusings and on my blog.
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  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Yiying Lu, aka Fail Whale CreatorThumbnail
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    I'm excited to present you an interview with Yiying Lu, a bubbly Sydney based designer who is responsible for one of the most iconic images Fail Whale which appears on the micro-blogging/social network Twitter whenever their server slows down. Her Fail Whale illustration has been so much loved that some of the Twitter users became fans of this whale so much so that there is a Fail Whale Fan Club. But, that is not the only feather in Yiying's hat, she has been named as one of 100 Emerging Leaders in Australia in Innovation category. She is also the winner of the Shorty Awards (the best producers of short content on Twitter) and creator of Foul Owl, the illustration used by Twitter for suspended/spammer accounts. Yiying has a number of appealing designs and illustrations in her portfolio and a confident artist that she is, her dream job is to give visual refreshment to the current Google Logo, so read on into this interview to learn more about her.Read More…
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    Interview with Susanne PaschkeThumbnail
    Meet Susanne Paschke from Berlin, Germany. Susanne works as a freelance Illustrator and Designer, she creates photorealistic illustrations using Path tools and simple color selections. In this interview, she talks about how she always wanted to be an artist, about her passion for vectors and challenge of making something emotional out of digital vectors.Read More…
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    Interview with Simon OxleyTn
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    Simon Oxley is a British Illustrator and designer living in Fukuoka, Japan. Simon moved to Japan to work in a design company based in Harajuku, Tokyo. Since 2002, he runs his own design and illustration studio, Idokungfoo, and works for clients from all over the world. He produces illustrated imagery for iStockphoto and he designed the iStockphoto logo. Simon is also the creator of the cute bird graphic that you see on Twitter's homepage. His work features strong Japanese influence and his illustrations are simple and refreshing. So, let's take this opportunity to have a digital chat with him!Read More…
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    Interview with Vlad GerasimovPreview
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    I'm sure some of you might have heard his name, seen his awesome wallpapers, or are already using one of them. Psdtuts+ is pleased to bring you an interview with this digital artist, Vlad Gerasimov, who is from Irkutsk, Russia. He runs Vladstudio which specializes in creating wallpapers for computers and mobile devices. In this interview, Vlad shares with us his humble beginnings as a designer and how he got started with creating wallpapers as full-time self-employment. He also shares his ideas, inspirations, and future plans. Vlad has a unique style of illustration, with simple lines and shapes. His work has great themes, which promises to win the hearts of viewers and make them happy! So let's move on to have a digital chat with him!Read More…
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    Interview with Giulia BalladoreThumbnail
    Giulia Balladore is an illustrator based in Italy. She has a extraordinary and hyper-realistic style of illustration which possesses the rare talent of breathing personality and life into her vector drawings. Her illustrations are beautiful, alive and captures the spirit of modern women. Giulia's work has the ability to grab your attention and her choice of software to create the vector illustration is Flash. She eloquently uses Flash's vector capabilities to create amazing still images. This stands as proof that the software is indeed more than an animation tool. So, let's move on to this interview with Giulia Balladore.Read More…
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    Interview with Nick LaThumbnail
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    Continuing with our designer interview series, I took the opportunity and am very excited to present today's interview with Nick La. Nick is a well known freelance illustrator and web designer based in Toronto. He is the founder of N.Design Studio, and popular blog Web Designer Wall, Design Jobs on the Wall, and Best Web Gallery. He also recently launched his new site Icondock exclusively dedicated to icons. Nick says, he always wanted to be a visual artist and was fascinated with drawings, paintings, and art in general since he was a kid. His main focus is on illustrations, CSS websites, and designing stock icons. Nick's work has been featured in many online portals and design publications. So let's have a chat with this well-rounded design guy!Read More…
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    Interview with Nate Williams, AKA Alexander BlueTn
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    Nate Williams who is also known as Alexander Blue is an artist, illustrator and designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nate is an incredibly prolific artist and has worked extensively in various facets of the illustration industry with a wide variety of clients. His illustrations have a unique whimsical style, filled with vibrant colors, imagery which combines creatures and doodles. His work has appeared in magazines, advertising and products. He is also the founder and head guy of Illustrationmundo, which is dedicated to illustrations. So let's have a digital chat with this talented artist!Read More…
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    Interview with ZuttoThumbnail
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    Zutto is a very talented illustrator and graphic designer from Moscow, Russia. Her illustrations are full of vibrant colors, fantasy characters and dreamy scenes. She says that her magic eyes can see the unusual in a usual things, which leads her to creative and nostalgic illustrations. So lets have some chat with her.Read More…
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    Interview with Jared Nickerson, aka J3ConceptsThumbnail
    Meet Jared Nickerson a freelance illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. I am sure you have heard about him or might have seen his brilliant vector artworks which are a constant source of inspiration. Jared specializes in character, editorial, video games, product design and runs his design studio J3Concepts. In this interview, he talks about how he got started in the design industry, his various projects, thoughts on arts and creativity, his inspiration, and much more. Read More…
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    Interview with Rod HuntThumbnail
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    We are pleased to bring you an interview with Rod Hunt, who is a London based illustrator. This talented artist has an extensive portfolio and has successfully represented clients like BBC, British Airways, Maxim, IKEA, Vodafone, and more. He's designed the cover art for the widespread publication "Change the World 9 to 5′ "His illustrations have a colorful retro-isometric style with detailed character filled landscapes. So without further ado, let's have a chat with him!Read More…
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    Interview with Chandra Michaels, aka SugarluxeTn
    Today I took the opportunity to interview Chandra Michaels, artist and illustrator based in Austin, US, who is also a successful entrepreneur and the creative force behind the Sugarluxe brand. This talented artist and designer has proven to be a successful businesswoman since starting her own company and creating a growing demand for her signature style. Her vector art is brilliant and has the perfect balance of color and line, which could easily be a inspiration for any aspiring vector artist. Here she shares with us how she started her career, the challenges involved and how she overcame the obstacles along her path. She seems to be a perfect example of a fiercely independent lady, determined to follow her dreams and goals despite the overwhelming odds with her heart in the right place. She hopes that she will some day pave the way for more artists to make a living doing what they love.Read More…
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    A Huge Compilation of 60 Free Illustrator BrushesPreview
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    Adobe Illustrator has many powerful tools and unique features. And one among them is Illustrator's Paintbrush Tool (B). The brushes can be applied to paths and strokes, they are great for creating stunning stroked designs in seconds. And, the best part about Illustrator's brushes is that they are vectors and can be completely modified to suit your needs by changing their colors, stroke width, weight, and more. Let's take a look at a large selection of Illustrator brushes available on the web!Read More…