Our company, Pukka, is featured on Malakye in Company Q&A section this week. (A few months ago, I mentioned that I started a new job. Well…to be more specific, I’ve been working as a graphic designer at Pukka Inc, formerly known as FDI or Factory Direct International, for a little over seven months now.) You can read the full article and view sneak-peek photos of our Irvine office and products here.
I love working for Pukka and am very proud to be a part of the design team here.
Pukka also recently won the “Best new Product Award” at 2013 PGA Show in Orange County, CA. Here’s my awesome boss, Shawn Rogers, holding the award.
Photo of Shawn Rogers via Pukka Facebook
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you probably already know that I had a nice little surprise this morning: I received an e-mail from Coroflot, notifying me that my “Roxy Apparel Graphics 2012” project is featured on their website today. What a great way to start Tuesday!
I was literally surprised because I actually just posted the Roxy apparel graphics to my online portfolio and Coroflot yesterday.
Thank you so much, Coroflot, for featuring my work!
Oh, by the way, if you’re an artist or designer but are not familiar with Coroflot, make sure to go visit their website. Coroflot is where designers or artists can create online portfolios for free and also a great website for job seekers. I highly recommend creating your free online portfolio at Coroflot and upload your work today if you haven’t done so, yet. Many companies — both small and big — such as Oakley, Vans, and BCBG use Coroflot to find their next new hires. Also, you may be surprised to see how many people directly contact you through Coroflot to let you know about their company’s new freelance or full-time opportunities.
I recently worked on another collaboration project with my great friend, R.pellicer. R.pellicer makes fashionable-yet-functional laptop bags and has collaborated with various artists for its Artist Series Bag line.
R.pellicer Artist Series Bag #7, featuring my hand-drawn illustration, is now available at R.pellicer online store. Entire illustration is drawn freehand with archival-quality permanent markers. My very first R.pellicer Artist Series Bag was sold out soon after it was released. So you should go grab it before it’s gone forever!
Below are photos showing the process of my illustration work.
I first did a light sketching on the bag with a pencil before working with markers. Drawing directly on the heavy cotton canvas fabric with a maker was a little bit of challenge, especially when I was using the ultra-fine-point marker for the hair, due to the heavily-textured fabric surface.
Once I was completely done with the illustration on the back of R.pellicer bag, I started working on the front pocket illustration. This time, I didn’t do any sketching with a pencil.
Nowadays, you can find R.pellicer products and also meet Rochelle Pellicer, the designer and owner of the brand, at various events in Southern California. If you like R.pcllier products, make sure that you follow her on Twitter or Facebook to stay updated on their upcoming sales or events.