Superstar artist Loish reveals why making 'bad art' matters

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As a schoolgirl, Loish was told she'd never find success as an artist (Image credit: Loish)

Loish is a Dutch artist, illustrator and animator based in Utrecht, but it’s probably more accurate to describe her as a phenomenon. Over 15 years working as an artist, she’s steadily built up an immense online following, from sharing her early work on oekaki boards, then Deviant Art and finally Instagram, where she now has 2.2million followers. 

Loish will share her social media expertise in an insightful talk at Vertex 2021 on 25 February. Those with a ticket to the virtual event can tune in live or you can watch on-demand for 30 days. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.