Imagine being an illustrator with a studio in Sydney right next to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Australia, who gets to use their talent to give people a good laugh at the silliness of life? This week’s guest is Max Mendez and his artistry is behind the Squidinki brand.
Squidinki is a unique brand founded by Max Mendez and Kerry Findlay. With degrees in Industrial and Interior design respectively, Max and Kerry have had extensive experience working in design and branding agencies throughout the world, including England, Spain, America, Singapore, and Australia. Now after more than 10 years of designing brands and retail interiors for many prominent Australian and international brands, Max and Kerry decided to follow their passion for illustration and design, and create their own brand, Squidinki.
Inspired by the humor Max sees in everyday life, and a desire to spend life sketching it, Squidinki was born. Max’s witty and humorous hand-drawn illustrations are sold both as limited edition artwork and featured on everyday products with the hope of bringing a chuckle to your day.
In this episode, Max shares how he creates vs. thinks about promoting his creations. He delves into his sources of inspiration and speaks fondly about his co-founder and partner Kerry.
In this episode, you will hear:
- Reawakening your imagination by noticing the silliness around you as a creator
- Stretching your imagination by bringing in a loving critique
- How to see the viability of your artistry
- How to come up with unexpected and more creative ideas
- Depicting things in different ways so that you can build a reputation
- The commercialization of art: creative vs. conceptual i.e. how to turn art into income
- The whiteboard exercise to reawaken your creativity
Share this episode with fellow creative souls with a sense of humor or with anyone who dreams of being able to sell their art.
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