People: One Minute with illustrator Dangerdom

Name: Dominic Flask

Creative Medium: Design & Illustration

Portfolio: dangerdom.com

Twitter: @Dangerdom

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work: I’m an independent designer and illustrator living and working in Wichita, KS. I have a history of working in motion graphics, interactive and print design but currently choose to focus my efforts on fun and cheerful illustrative design. My mission is to make the world a more beautiful place to live in, one small piece at a time.

If your portfolio could speak what would it say?

‘Hooray for colour and shape!’

What makes you different from other creatives? Everyone is unique in their own right and my personality is one of the defining factors of how I am different than other creatives, but what really sets me apart is that I’m not a traditionally right-brained, art student creative. As a kid I excelled in Mathematics and I still have a very technical approach to everything I do.

Who has been your greatest influences? My influences are two-fold. Historically I am influenced heavily by mid-century modern illustrators and designers such as Mary Blair, Herve Morvan, Alexander Girard, Charley Harper and Robert Barry. I am also influenced by many modern illustrators including Luke Bott, Ty Wilkins, Tad Carpenter and Brad Woodard.

What does your workspace/studio look-like? I keep a pretty clean space most of the time, but there are always pages of sketches and books piled on the drafting/work table which houses my 27” iMac. The walls are covered in screen printed posters and there are bookshelves behind me filled with inspirational resources.

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