Unsure about where his graphic design career was headed after a couple years into his first job out of college, Adam Vicarel took off for Asia where he taught himself the art and skill of hand lettering. Adam’s experiences in Asia changed his mindset and laid the foundation for his future. He intentionally bypassed the rat race and has been able to map his own way, creating the art, work and lifestyle he envisioned.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Adam VicarelOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, IllustratorLOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: vicarelstudios.com | Instagram: @adamvicarel
After teaching high school art for a couple years, Patrick Maxcy quit his job to become a full-time artist. He quickly discovered that art is only part of the equation for any professional artist and makes sure to focus an equal amount of time and effort on the business aspects of his work too. Nearly 10 years in, Patrick’s still going strong. In our chat, we talk about dealing with doubt, getting into galleries and finding new clients.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Patrick MaxcyOCCUPATIONS: Illustrator, Muralist, PainterLOCATION: Golden, Colorado, USAART: patrickmaxcyart.com | Instagram @patrickmaxcy
Illustrator Ted Kim’s early life revolved around skateboarding. But after being sidelined with a knee injury, Ted turned to drawing as an additional creative outlet. After gaining recognition for his intricate and imaginative way of storytelling in his work, Ted now sells his art all over the world. In our conversation, Ted shares why artists should follow their hearts and never force anything + why sharing a “good vibe” through his art is more important than making money.
Back in the early 2000s my friend had a local zine called AK Ink and she asked me to do a comic strip for it. I came up with this story that a corporation needed an idea for a soda, one that kids got addicted to. And so the comic strip played out the idea, …
John Fellows has made a name for himself creating fine art + also doing extensive work for companies like Red Bull, Element, Smartwool, Patagonia, Armada Skis + KEEN. His unique artistic style combines a mix of collaging, block printing + illustration, which has translated well into both sides of his business. In our conversation, John shares how live events has created a stronger fan base, why walking away from bad clients is important + why playing the long game has produced the strongest client partnerships.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: John FellowsOCCUPATIONS: Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Muralist, Printmaker LOCATION: Crested Butte, Colorado, USAART: johnfellowsart.com | Instagram @jfellows56
Hailey Morgan’s made Alaska her home and has embraced the state’s natural splendor by translating what she sees around her into her own unique style of art. She’s also a master at creating a very well-rounded and sustainable art business by selling in a number of different places. Learn the different sales avenues Hailey utilizes, what she does to produce the best results and how she sets herself apart from other artists.