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Q&A with Geo Law

Illustrator, graphic artist from Sheffield, UK

I’m Geo Law and I am an illustrator / graphic artist based in Sheffield, UK. A lot of my work practiced is centred around drawing and I’ve created art works and murals for many clients from Facebook, Microsoft to Whole Foods Market.

What inspired you to become a designer?

From a young age I always enjoyed drawing and creating images so I guess I always knew I wanted to become a designer or be involved in creative practices. But I was heavily inspired later on by various artists and designers. I could name too many artists but I love people like Mike Mignola, Hokusai, Takashi Murakami and Quentin Blake as they’ve all had a hand in influencing me as an illustrator in some way.

What design software do you use?

The only design software I use at the moment is Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as a means to “finish” art works I create for myself or for the client. But the main bulk of my work involves hand drawing murals and cartoons directly onto walls using Posca Markers and paints.

What is your ideal work environment?

My ideal work environment can be anywhere as long as I have access to music and a place to sit for lunch!

© Geo Law

Where does your design inspiration come from?

A lot of my design inspiration comes from blogs and websites such as Behance and pinterest. But also I can thumb through journals and comic books and find colours and characters I like. Sometimes visiting another city and getting a sense of the local visual culture helps too. I take a lot of work trips to London and I always feel like I return with new ideas.

Who is the person you admire most?

I’m one of those people who can’t name one person I admire the most. I find it hard to pinpoint one person. But I’m inspired by many of the people I share studio spaces with at S1 Artspace, the gallery where I have my studio. We are all artists here and have a different dimension to add to within our community and I like them all the same.