Audrey Vandermeulen is a freelance illustrator and designer from Massachusetts, where she has sold paintings at the Newburyport Art Association and the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association. Currently a student at Pratt’s Utica campus, she recently designed an innovative new font and had her first textile design printed on fabric. She has been commissioned to design t-shirts, phone cases, greeting cards, business logos, and customized convention ID badges. Audrey’s work has a simplistic style but contains a high level of detail and a colorful palette, with a focus on the subject of real and imaginary creatures, nature, and celestial symbols.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Boston and live now in the small seaside town of Newburyport
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a night owl
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
No, however I would love to learn to play the Ocarina.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Probably Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends or Avatar the Last Airbender.
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Golden Compass
No, though I’m hoping that changes soon
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Just English, though my father wishes that I knew Dutch.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
World Wildlife Fund
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Browsing art tutorials online or playing Pokémon games
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
You should write a book or make a video on all the things you know about digital art.
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
My main collection is Pokémon
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Lavender; though I love to use the entire rainbow when it can be done in a practical and sophisticated manner.
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A character maquette sculptor
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are. ‑ Mewtwo (Pokémon)