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
Painter & muralist Pedro Barrios “never intentionally” tried to become an artist. In fact, he actually has degrees in marketing and nursing to prove that he didn’t. Pedro is now working as a full-time artist as 50% of Denver’s The Worst Crew with fellow artist Jaime Molina. In our conversation, we talk about finding work through developers, understanding client needs and why they stopped signing their work.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Pedro BarriosOCCUPATIONS: Curator, Muralist, PainterLOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: Instagram: @pbarriosart, @the.worst.crew
Flip McCririck is a photography veteran, working for various publications, big brands (like Nike, Red Bull, Target) and some of the most well-known skiers of our generation. The industry has no doubt shifted since he got into the game some decades ago, but much of his advice has no expiration. In our conversation, we talk about how to pivot into another industry, how to target ideal clients + how to make yourself more marketable to commercial clients.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Flip McCririckOCCUPATIONS: PhotographerLOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: Instagram @flipmccphoto | LinkedIn
After spending many years away from Colorado painting commercial billboards and murals, Patrick Kane McGregor is back in his hometown of Denver honing his style and developing his commission business. His reputable standing as an artist, work ethic and solid network of collaborators are gaining him the artistic control he desires.