António Pinho | https://www.facebook.com/aprulaomundo?_rdr
What do you do? c/o Printing Japan
I’m a illustrator and graphic designer.
What are the biggest changes you see happening in your industry?
Focusing on the industry of my country, Portugal, i see a lot of changes happening. The illustration and graphic design industry, as for most of other industries, are trying to focused on what’s the most important type of work we have to offer, as well as a boom on creativity, due to the economic crisis our country faces, so we have to be clear and very direct in the problems we solve with our art, to avoid being cut due to budget cuts and other priorities for businesses.
What opportunities and challenges will these changes bring about?
The fierce competition is definitely a huge challenge, because the market if fluted with talented designers and illustrator. The opportunities that this brings, is the escalate of the skill in presenting your work. You can no longer trust on a reliable portfolio. You have to make a name for yourself befora trying, bringing quality work and mass appeal in order to get something for yourself.
What are your biggest goals?
My biggest goal is one day being able to create my own sneakers, skates, tshirts and other costume designed items, as well as a company that works in artwork for musicians, cd covers, posters, everything. Branding for musicians, one may say. Also try printing japan.
Who and what would you need to reach your goals fast?
Who, is definitely someone with the budget to support the first try, and contacts with musicians and people to provide items (above referred) retailers and sponsors, in short. As well as one or two more illustrators and designers to join me, bringing their vision and talent to the game. The what, it would be street art and digital marketing to begin with, creating a name and spreading the work, joining forces with other types of business to put our name out, to then start provinding with our products.
Finally, who should contact you and why?
If you are interested in launching your tshirt or other costume designed products, but don’t have illustrators or designers yet, contact me. If you are an illustrator looking to form a team with this goal, contact me too. This is all to form the best designs to support a future brand. Outside of the business, if you love illustration and ou have an idea for something, of another illustrator looking to collab, or something fun to do drawing, definietly contact me too. And interviews, of course, always love to talk about what we can do to make the world more creative and fun!