After a busy festive period and New Year, Lukas Miguel of the Creative Academy has been a constant in a tumultuous few months at GKBC. He has been nominated Designer of the Month for his truly spectacular work in illustrations and showing a keenness to think outside the box with his design briefs. Check out what he had to say below.
Sum up everything about you in no more than 50 words
I am an artist and designer with an open and flexible mind set. Born in the UK, lived in Brazil I always had a passion for travel and seeing as much as I can, and learning new things everyday. Very much a visual person who enjoys art and design in all forms.
How long have you been a designer for?
I think I have always been a designer in some way or other. Art has always been a part of my life.
What got you into it in the first place?
I have always been an artist since a very young age, a big fan of pencil and paper and became more of a designer around when I was at school, since I was best at drawing I usually was in charge of the designing and the art of various projects. These would range from posters and banners to murals and even T-shirt design. Since then I’ve always been doing different design projects.
Who or what are your major inspirations when you’re at your creative best?
Frank Frazetta and Greg Capullo have always been my biggest inspirations for a long time. But my dad was my first inspiration, he used to be a magazine editor and illustrator and he is the main reason I still to this day keep working on my art.
What was the best piece of advice you ever received?
“When you have a good idea don’t sit on it, go out and try to make it a reality, even if it turns out it wasn’t the best of ideas, you will always learn and improve from the journey.” My dad always used to tell me that.
What was the worst piece of advice you have received?
Probably – ‘to drink a few beers to calm your nerves before giving a live presentation.’
Is there anything in your work that you find particularly challenging?
As an artist the most challenging thing is coming up with a good idea. Being creative at all times can be very challenging at times.
Do you have a website you’d like to share with us?
The one personal website I have available at the moment is more focused on 3D art. It can be found at www.lukasmiguel.org
Finally, what is your ultimate goal with your design?
To improve my skills to a point where I can create anything I can possibly imagine.
Check out his amazing illustrations below which were used for Dr Fox’s ‘Commit To Quit’ campaign;
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