About me

I am a South African illustrator, ink lover and art maker. I have a studio in Cape Town, where I like to explore, get seriously messy and delight in trying out new techniques and styles. I find beauty in the imperfect and humour in everyday situations.

In a previous life, I worked at MPC London as a lighting artist in post-production. Today, I enjoy creating by hand with pencils, pens and paintbrushes, but also love illustrating digitally on Illustrator and Photoshop. Sometimes I like to mix it up by combining analogue and digital.

My work ranges from large format ink artworks to vector infographics, characters for digital platforms and even a children's book produced in 12 hours for a charity called Book Dash. I recently completed some editorial illustrations for an aviation magazine, ink portraits of podcast guests and vector character illustrations for an app.

When I am not creating art or commissioned illustrations, I run a side-hustle t-shirt business called Kink Ink. 'Kink' for unexpected and left of centre; 'Ink' for the sublime meld of pigment and water.

Skills

Character Design, Creative Direction, Digital Art, Entrepreneurship, Illustration, Management, Painting, Photoshop, Print Design

Sector Experience

Arts, Design, Fashion, Galleries & Studios, Magazines & Comics, Print

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Availability
Looking for work
Achievements
Project featured:United Charter Magazine Contributors
on 6th June 2022
Project featured:A Hail of Marys
on 19th May 2023
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Contributor:

Candace Di Talamo has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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Contract
Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Location
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Skill Level
Middleweight, Senior
Languages
English
Creativepool member since 3 June 2022