Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Thomas “Detour” EvansOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, Mixed Media, Muralist, Painter, Sculptor LOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: iamdetour.com | Instagram: @detour303 | YouTube
After earning a business degree and an MBA, Thomas “Detour” Evans decided to become a full-time creative. While he credits some of his success to his education, he also stresses the importance of putting in the hours. In our conversation, Detour shares social media tactics for successfully attracting clients like the NBA, David Letterman + Mountain Dew, his pricing strategy + ways he diversifies his income streams.
Timing & luck can play a role in a person’s success, but often those “lucky breaks” are the result of hard work and the ability to notice and seize opportunities. Joseph Toney shares which skills he thinks help him stand out from other artists, how he puts himself out there & how he lays the groundwork for success.
Artwork provided by the artist unless otherwise noted. NAME: David “Davidaisy” Steigerwald OCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Painter LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah, USAART: Painting davidaisy.com | Graphic Design stagsdesign.com | Instagram @davidaisy
Meet David – A.K.A. “Davidaisy.” In our conversation, he dives into the details of his creative process, talks about how he manages his time working both as an art director for a snowboard magazine and doing his own art and how he usually succeeds in selling more than half of his pieces at his art shows.
Artwork provided by the artist unless otherwise noted. NAME: deadbinkyOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Mixed-Media ArtistLOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah, USAART: deadbinky.com | Instagram: @deadbinky
After 10+ years as an employee and 3 years working as a freelance web designer while selling her art on the side, artist deadbinky decided to go full time as an artist. She tells us what sells best and where, how her income breaks down and ways she manages her business as a “reclusive hermit.”
Artwork provided by the artist unless otherwise noted. NAME: Chuck LandvatterOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Muralist, Painter LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah, USAART: chucklandvatter.com / Instagram @chuckdillah
Chuck Landvatter is a professor making the move to full-time artist. He talks about how he prepared for this transition, his approach to pricing and how he deals with rejection.