Interview with Darren Booth(@darbooth)

Two in a day, it's the right way.

Today's interview is with an illustrator perfectionist, Darren Booth. According to his website:

Darren Booth is a Canadian illustrator & letterer. His client list boasts names such as Coca-Cola, Aol, Target, Penguin Books, McDonald's, and The New York Times. He’s also created work for high-profile clients Steve Martin and Willie Nelson. When he's not busy being a perfectionist, you can find him on Twitter sharing cat GIF's or making astute and funny observations.

Well here is the interview with Steve Martin's designer.

How/why/when did you get into design/illustration?

I got into illustration during my first year away at college while taking a 1 year art fundamentals program which offered a taste of the other applied arts. I was instantly drawn to illustration so I chose to study it when the 1 year program concluded. It allowed me to combine most of my artistic interests and strengths, like drawing and painting. I also love things like design, photography and animation, but I knew illustration was more in my wheelhouse.

Describe your style in three words.

Fragmented layered collage.

What is your dream project? Why?

I'd love to create the title sequence for a Tv show or movie. Mainly because it would allow me combine every artistic interest I have as I'd be able to draw and paint lettering that I design and then combine it with animation over top of some sort of photography or film.

What does your workspace look like?

I built myself a separate studio space in my basement a few years ago. It's a cozy room that houses my drafting table and computer work station, as well as some of my guitar gear and all my art archives.

Make one prediction for the future. Why this prediction?

If a creative's portfolio site is not mobile-friendly one year from now, it will, without a doubt, hurt their business.

Here is the desktop I made for Mr. Booth

David Silverman