In Feb, we welcome back Miles Tewson, an illustrator living in Brighton, UK. Miles is interested in capturing moments in time, using only a few colors in his artwork to achieve a sense of atmosphere and place. For his Kinship illustration, Miles says, “This design is all about human connection and the feeling of being close, which I feel are the most important aspects of Kinship."
For a little more about Miles, here's a short Q&A:
Where is home for you?
What is your definition of a successful life?
Describe your perfect day.
Waking up nice and early as the sun rises to take the dog for a walk. After, I’d head up to my little studio to draw throughout the day and then head out to see some friends in the evening.
How did you get into design?
I’ve been drawing pretty much throughout my whole life. I wouldn’t say there was necessarily anything that got me into design; it was just something that I’ve always gravitated towards and been interested in.
Where do you find inspiration?
I get asked this a lot and I wish I had a more cohesive answer, but I get inspiration from literally anywhere and everywhere, I’m just always on the lookout for little things that I think could work as a design.
What's your dream design project?
I’d love to be commissioned to make some huge screen prints with a company. I haven’t been able to screen print in awhile, so I’m super keen to get back into it again.
Which designers or thinkers influence/inspire you?
With Instagram and Pinterest, I’m finding so many different amazing artists everyday. Some artists I’m really into at the moment are: Ellen Von Wiegand, Ness Lee, Jon McNaught and I’m always looking at David Hockney’s work.
What was the inspiration behind this design?
This design was inspired by the theme of togetherness and connection.
How does Kinship play out in your life?
Day to day I never try to take kinship for granted, daily interactions with people I care about is something to be very thankful for.
At the moment, what is your favorite…
Song: Yefkir Engurguro - Haliu Mergia
Thanks again for sharing with us, Miles!
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