tricia-rennea wilson [triciarennea]
What is your specialty in illustration?
Fashion, architecture, small appliances and electronics, all with a clean commercial-retro feel.
What are your regular clients like? What do they expect from you?
Creative people who want to advertise in a unique way. Art collectors who want something exclusive or limited.
Is there a web address where we can see some of your work?
www.expressionspaperie.com (exclusive designs featured there)
Have you completed formal art studies, or are you self-taught?
I took art classes, the teacher told me I would do well in commercial illustration and advertising. I was thrilled!
How did you get your first full assignment? What did it involve?
What past or present day illustrators do you admire most?
How similar are your current drawings to those you did as a child?
Very much so.
Do you have a particular style, or does it vary a lot?
I like clean, retro illustrations, however I have done and am able to do a few different styles. All with a cartoon feel, nothing too serious or "real".
There are some projects that are not for me, I have a network-list of other illustrators and artist who would have the talent to do those projects, and refer clients who would benefit from their talents to the artist they need.
What type of music do you listen to while you work?
Do you have a favorite work of art?
YES, it is titled "Birds of a Tree' and can be found here-
What do you do when a client simply says "I don't like it"?
What research do you do for your illustrations?
I ask the client a series of questions, taking notes, then I do research based on those notes.
I study and compile advertising I like that is related to the project.
Do you have colleagues with whom you share techniques, tricks, ideas, etc.?