San Francisco-based graphic designer and illustrator, Ty Wilkins, is known for his logo design, icon design, illustration and custom lettering. His style is minimalist with bold colors and rich textures. In an interview with Logo Lounge he says this about his design start:
“I was always the kid in school who liked to draw. When I was in high school I went through the International Baccalaureate program in Art. Yet, I still wasn’t clear what graphic design was. I was more familiar with careers like painting, animation and illustration. Growing up I was always interested in logos and album artwork, though it never really dawned on me that I could design these things for a living. So, when I arrived at Auburn University, I initially majored in International Business. Not long after I was there, however, I met a student in the graphic design department and knew that’s what I wanted to do. I remember being attracted to the sophisticated color palettes, use of a grid, refined typography and especially the bold streamlined gestalts. I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and I haven’t looked back since.”
Images: Courtesy of Ty Wilkins.