Artists We’re Crushing On: Designer Appreciation Part 5

We have the utmost respect for the crafters, letter-makers, and inspiration shakers out there. In this ongoing visual series, we wanted to give due props to the artists, creators, and designers we’ve taken note of lately. Thanks for making stuff beautiful!

1. Chan Chau

Chan Chau hails from Minnesota and is an illustrator, designer, and cartoonist all-in-one. We can’t get over their beautiful, vibrant style, and portfolio of short comics and illustrations. They are a mysterious artist, as they only show their profile in sketch form, which makes us wonder that there’s still so much to find out about the person behind the stunning anime artwork and vibrant, storytelling posters. Check out their full website here:

Update: We have edited a previous version of this article that inaccurately gendered Chan. 

2. Heidi Annalise

Heidi Annalise is someone that can look at something as small as a mint tin and see an opportunity. She paints beautiful, mini-masterpieces out in the world using just a few colors on-hand and an empty tin of mints as a canvas. Based in Colorado, much of her amazing works of art are based on the environments nearby, but maybe if you ask nicely she’ll paint something from your own world. Check out her full website here:

3. Meghan Hildebrand

Contemporary painter Meghan Hildebrand is truly one-of-a-kind. Drawing inspiration from the vast and varying landscapes of Northern California, her dreamscape-like works of art are surreal, tranquil, and have an air of patchwork design that pieces together textures and patterns. She brushes through seasons and picturesque settings that involve compatible characters. Check out her full website here:

4. Gavin Worth

Working with wire sounds like a painful process, but metalworker artist Gavin Worth has shown us that it’s completely fascinating and beautiful. The accuracy of his work is impeccable, shaping designs of never before seen works of art like it. Been picked up by the likes of Tiffany & Co and Ralph Lauren, he’s one to catch your eye with these incredible pieces. Check out his full website here:

5. Dina Brodsky

Artist Dina Brodsky began her craft at the young age of 19 years, letting her love of miniatures take hold. Using a unique method, she creates small oil paintings on two-inch Plexiglas circles that portray a variety of outdoor scenes: Rivers & Logs, Cloud Hands, and Giants. They are gorgeous, detailed, and adorably small. Check out her full website here:

What artists, designers, or creatives are you into right now? Let us know in the comments below. You can also see all of our other designer shout-outs here!