04. Dean Smith
The UK designer has over five years experience in branding, packaging, digital and print design and we love his simplistically stylish take on the SW's universe's famous space ships.
"These were just a personal project outside of work hours, to satisfy my love of illustration," says Dean. "I only tend to illustrate things I like i.e Game of Thrones, Star Wars etc. I feel like if I have a interest in the subject the illustration will always come out better."
05. Jam-Wah (opens in new tab)
Illustrator and designer, Jam-Wah (real name Jamie Roberts) is no stranger to drawing pop-culture icons – from Adventure Time and TMNT to The Lost Boys. Although he credits the 1980's Transformers cartoons as inspiring his artistic career he's been a been a Star Wars fan from before he was forming memories:
"Toys, comics, VHS tapes, you name it. The old book-n-tapes were great, too!"
06. Jenn Tran (opens in new tab)
"BB8 is my favorite character so far and I think it's fascinating that he/she(?) is already such a beloved character even though people don't know much about it yet. It's such an appealing design for a droid and I was utterly charmed the first time I saw it roll out on stage at the Star Wars Celebration," Jenn reveals. She created a particularly lovable version of the droid here, with a classic graphic design pop-art style.
The illustrator, based out of Seattle, Washington, has always been a big Star Wars fan, also attributing influence to the likes of other sci-fi and fantasy greats: Tolkein and Miyazaki. She currently works as a concept artist for Harebrained schemes and as a freelance fantasy illustrator.
Words: Alice Pattillo
Alice Pattillo is a staff writer at Creative Bloq.
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