Thursday, Thursday, Thursday. I really like you Thursday. It’s a day for crossing things off my to-do list, one last mad sweep to get my creative juices flowing before Friday + weekend fever set in. I also love to use Thursday as a day to wander through some creative bookmarks from the week. To soak in inspiration in design, words and color form. I’m a lover of inspiration and curate collections of images to inspire my own creations in some future shape or form.
This week, I wanted to highlight some female illustrators that are inspiring me with their work. Admittedly, I am drawn first and foremost to the color all three of these wicked-talented artists use. Different for each, but somehow happy + whimsical in their own right. Something I’m needing a lot of right now: happy, light, playful work. More of this, yes?
First up, Anna Kövecses, a Hungarian born designer with an amazing eye for color. I love the bold, graphic nature of her work. The simple childlike motifs, her focused yet playful color palette engage my eyes and brain in a smile every single time.
Next, Mouni Feddag is a UK designer whose amazing work has appeared in Oprah magazine, Real Simple, Anthropologie and many more publications, stores and exhibits. Again, I’m drawn to her happy color palette and her simple shapes with lots of layered texture in each piece.
Last up, Caitlin McGauley is a watercolor artist + illustrator. Her work appears in the pages of many fashion magazines + brands. I first discovered her in the third illustration for Every Mother Counts, a favorite non-profit of mine that’s doing amazing work to make childbirth safer for women globally. I love the loose nature of her work, the attitude she portrays in the women especially and the detail of each piece.