Last May/June, I was lucky enough to work with the awesome brothers that run Confitte, based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their mission statement says "We are a young design label, which seeks to merge in their products that we believe are important values such as innovation, quality, art and respect for the environment."
The assignment was simple or so it seemed. The art direction was, do whatever I wanted, as long as it has something to do with nature, and hand lettering that had a message dealing with money. I struggled for days until I finally came up with a solution that best served for the product. Something I always strived for, was to take the spontaneity/experimentation of my sketch books and then in turn apply it to my illustration work. Working as a conceptual illustrator tends to be less liberating at times when trying to make new, bold artistic choices and take liberties in new directions without straying to far from what a client would expect from you.
I am extremely excited, held my breath for many months until the product went live until showing off this labor of love.
Fun fact about this project: I usually work digitally, but for this project I hand painted it in acrylic. I don't see much of a difference between this and my regular work, do you?
You can purchase my wallet, or some of the other finely illustrated wallets here: Tuenda Linda web store