Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Andrés Jimenez.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Growing up, I didn’t think of becoming an artist. I actually had varied interests in different fields, such as a veterinary, a musician, a baker, an author, etc. However, as time went on, each job career I had an interest in involved some form of art. In high school, I enrolled in a creative writing class and the website we used allowed us to create custom book covers. Although I enjoyed writing stories, I had a knack for designing covers and I found it more soothing than the writing process itself. After that, the rest was history. I became a self-taught graphic designer soon after and now I’m branching out into the illustration field.
Please tell us about your art.
Most of the art I do revolves around graphic design, though I’m mostly torn between geometric designs and organic subjects (most notably female subjects). I’ve always had an interest in simplicity and symbolism, especially when it comes to showing different perspectives to a familiar subject. So many people have a tendency to view things in a certain way, and unfortunately it doesn’t spark that much creativity in others. It’s nice to demonstrate a different view where simple ideas can be conveyed, but deeper meanings can surface with enough thought.
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Working as a freelancer is very rewarding, but it can lead to a lot of financial troubles if things are not well planned or thought out. I myself have a day job since my income as an artist is very minimal right now. I always suggest having a plan before venturing out as an artist. Having a part time job is a great start to saving money and it’s easier to set aside some time for drawing. If your circumstances require that you get a full-time job, having a structured yet reasonable schedule will also help a long way. And when enough money is saved and you feel that you are ready to sell your art, go for it! Life is always risky, but enough planning can help settle bumps on the road if done correctly.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I post most (if not all) of my work on my personal website, Instagram, and Facebook. The internet has made it very possible to showcase my work with ease. Having a following (regardless of size) is always a joy and an encouragement to continue making art, though I will admit having a commission or two every once in a while, never hurts! And I am pleased to announce that I have recently opened my own shop over on Society6! If there is a design you would like to have as a mug, phone case, blanket, etc., feel free to stop by and check out what’s available. It’s a great way to support my work and get some cool merchandise!
- Website: http://officialcolorico.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/officialcolorico
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/OfficialColorico/
- Other: http://society6.com/colorico
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