One-on-one with Katherine Rasmussen

Today Boneshaker Press presents you Katherine Rasmussen who contributes to the second volume of Encounters with the Imaginary. Katherine lives in California, USA and specializes in Design and Visual Storytelling. To view more of her work, visit her website.

What’s your background?

Born in San Diego and growing up in Norway, I’ve been given a unique perspective on the world. I grew up wandering through beautiful forests and daydreamed about dangerous creatures and magic that lived in the woods and mountains. Now, living in Los Angeles I still catch my mind wandering through those Norwegian woods.

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One-on-one with Casey Gustafson

Boneshaker Press is proud to introduce you to Casey Gustafson a new Boneshaker artist contributing to the second volume of Encounters with the Imaginary. Check out Casey on her website !

What’s your background?

I grew up on the South Hill of Spokane, Washington with my mom, dad, brother, and our two cats. As an adult I attended college at the University of Washington Bothell Campus and then left to study art at Washington State University. I felt I wasn’t learning what I wanted to learn, so I left there and pursued art practice full-time, attending weekly figure drawing workshops. Continue reading “One-on-one with Casey Gustafson”

One-on-one with Sebastian Becker

Boneshaker Press has the pleasure to introduce you to, an illustrator living in Germany and we are proud to welcome him on the second volume of Encounters with the Imaginary. Check him out on his website and social medias!

What’s your background?

I’m a student in communication and graphic design from Germany, aspiring to become a freelance illustrator. I mainly work digitally with my genre of choice mostly being fantasy/gothic. I live in a small town between Bonn and Cologne, right next to the forest and the “Wahner Heide,” a big heathland.

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One-on-one with Juan Francisco Bautista

Today Boneshaker Press has the pleasure to introduce you to Juan Francisco Bautista, an illustrator, concept artist and visual developer living in Barcelona in Spain. Checkout Juan on instagram!

What’s your background?

I’m an artist that didn’t know it was possible to make a living out of this profession – So I when I went to University, I graduated from English Studies. I loved reading and making up stories (sometimes drawing them too!) but even after finishing, I felt something was missing…

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One on One with Sydni Kruger

Today Boneshaker Press presents you an interview with Sydni Kruger! You can find Sydni’s portfolio on her website, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

What’s your background?

My family moved a lot when I was a kid, and my parents always encouraged my brothers and me toward anything we became interested in. They always helped me find resources and people to learn from. Around the age of 14, I started studying with a local painter (a sort of apprentice/wizard situation). I learned very antiquated painting methods and went on to study painting at ASU.

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One-on-one with Sarah Mills

What’s your background?

I’ve been driving towards “being an artist” since I was old enough to recognize “artist” as a career possibility. I opted out of art school and haven’t taken much formal training. So far my drive to improve comes from equal parts passion and internal pressure (and, to be honest, a heaping spoonful of an unrelenting competitive nature)—not to mention a very supportive family. I’m generally very curious and think of myself as a perpetual student of…near about everything. Continue reading “One-on-one with Sarah Mills”

One-on-One with Jeszika Le Vye

You can view Jeszika’s official website here. Also, she has several social media sites where you can connect with her as well: instagramfacebooktwitter and tumblr

What’s your background?

I have been an oil painter for about 15 years—off and on. In the process I also joined and left the Air Force, lived homeless, got a chemistry degree and spent months locked in mental hospitals. I got a high school diploma, despite being homeless and was one of the first student employees for Youth on Their Own. I’ve lived in or at least hitchhiked through almost every state in the U.S. I learned to play Spades ruthlessly from Navy Vets in a V.A. Hospital in Mobile, Alabama and saw firsthand the dangers of not dealing with my PTSD. While I have come to regret much of the time I lost over the years, I also feel that so much of my content and drive to create is from my experiences—both positive and negative.

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One-on-One with Linda Lithén

Today Boneshaker Press presents you Linda Lithén. Situated in the city of Skutskär in Sweden, You can reach Linda in DeviantArtTwitter or via her website.

What’s your background?

I have been drawing my whole life and grew up with a fondness for reading and, thanks to my tech interested father, an interest in PC games. When the time came to apply for a gymnasium program (that’s 10th to 12th grade in the Swedish school system and has nothing to do with gym class) I chose one with a focus on art. Through it I tried sculpting, traditional painting, abstract art, film and traditional photography, so it wasn’t an in depth art education. After that I attended a college program in game development and, once again, got to do a bit of everything with no real in depth classes. We were given the tools and the introduction classes, and then left to develop on our own. So, I spent most of my spare time holed up in my apartment, painting. During those years I realised that I was much more interested in illustration than concept art, so that’s what I have been studying on my own since graduation.

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One-on-One with Lisa Lindsay

Boneshaker Press is proud to introduce you to Lisa Lindsay. You can connect with this avid learner on her website and through social medias such as (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube) by following “@LisaLindsayArt”.

What’s your background?

I am a freelance video game artist/illustrator from Edmonton, Alberta. I went to the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2008 and got a Game Art and Design diploma. I have taken some fundamental art classes at Alberta College of Art and Design (2012) and lately I have been taking online mentorship classes (mainly at the Oatley Academy).

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One-on-One with Kristen Schwartz

Today, Boneshaker Press is proud to introduce you to Kristen Schwartz. Kristen is pursuing an illustration career in children’s publishing. You can read about her journey in her Children’s Publishing Blog and contact her though her website, Twitter and Facebook page.

What’s your background?

I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, web designer and book designer. I studied to be an illustrator/graphic designer in advertising and had the unfortunate timing of getting my degree about 5 years before computers changed everything. My workflow became obsolete. Thankfully I worked for a software company in the early 80s and computers were already a big part of my life.

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