The Scoop: Putri Febriana

Hello creative world, meet one of my favorite illustrators, Putri Febriana. I came across Putri’s work during my ongoing search for illustrators to commission for stories while I was a designer at Real Simple Magazine. When I found her work on Behance, I absolutely loved it and knew I had to work with her — the trick was waiting for the perfect story to come along. Putri’s work is really whimsical, bright, colorful, and fun. I especially love her use of pastel colors, pattern play, and attention to fine details in her work, all with a vector illustration style. I was stunned by her whole portfolio, but what stood out to me the most was a beach scene that Putri illustrated, filled with the tiniest little details of people on a beach. When a story for the Family section of Real Simple (all about planning family vacations) came up, I knew that the timing was right and that Putri would be perfect for the story. It was such a pleasure working with her, and you can imagine how excited I was that we would finally get to work on an assignment together. Below are some of my favorite pieces from Putri’s portfolio, her interview with me, and a sneak peak at the story that we worked on for the magazine. Check out more of her incredible work here: Enjoy!

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Here is the article that Putri worked on for Real Simple. Putri created the illustrations, and I designed the layout and art directed the section.



Q&A below:




The Scoop: Maureen Horan

Meet Maureen Horan, AKA fabulous Florida-based graphic designer & illustration master.
I was lucky enough to meet Maureen in college, having been in some of the same graphic design & film classes. Maureen’s endless talent and enthusiasm have been such an inspiration to me, not to mention her amazing design & illustration style. Maureen’s ability to mix both of those skills, makes her work so unique. See below for some of her work, and her Q&A with me. Check out Maureen’s portfolio here:





The Scoop: Melinda Josie

I’m so excited to have interviewed the incredibly talented illustrator, Melinda Josie, for
The Scoop. I had the great pleasure of getting to work with Melinda on a monthly food column for Real Simple Magazine called, Things Cooks Know. Melinda has a very beautiful watercolor-based approach to her work, and creates some of the most stunning and realistic food illustrations I have ever seen. Below are some pieces from her body of work, some columns of Things Cooks Know, and her Q&A with me.
See more of her incredible portfolio here:



The Scoop: Ruby Taylor

Hello creative world, meet Ruby Taylor. Ruby is a London-based illustrator, not to mention, one of my favorite illustrators. That being said, when I got the chance to work on an assignment with her for Real Simple Magazine, I was thrilled! (And maybe a little star-struck too!) Ruby’s style is very fun, playful, and whimsical in my option, and I absolutely love her unique pattern work. Below are some pieces from her amazing body of work, plus her Q&A with me.
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The Scoop: Mister Justin Delgado

Meet Justin Delgado, AKA @misterjustindelgado. Justin is one of the creatives that I have had the pleasure of getting to know. The Southern California-based graphic design master, pastel genius, and Disneyland wanderer, sat down with me to give us a glimpse into his colorful world. Pictured below is the master himself, and some of his work – plus his Q&A with me.




“The Scoop” Logo


Hello friends! As I mentioned, I am launching a new series for Creative Saturdays, called “The Scoop.” I’ll be interviewing and featuring other creatives, but have been working on developing the design theme for it. I came up with the idea of naming it, “The Scoop,” so that it had dual-meaning, and I’d be able to play off of the ice cream idea (since that seems to be a theme with me!). Here is what I cam up with, and I am also developing a type treatment, so more to come on that!

Coming Soon: The Scoop


I’m very excited to launch a new franchise for the Creative Saturdays blog called, “The Scoop.” I’ll be interviewing and featuring other creatives that inspire me, and sharing some of their work with you. Launching soon!