PRATT MWP COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
Ellie Farr is an artist from Vermont. Since she was a child, Ellie has been constantly creating, fantasizing about a career in visual art. She is currently completing her BFA in Communications Design at Pratt Institute, working towards that same childhood dream. Ellie specializes in illustration, taking inspiration from the relationships we share with nature, ourselves, and each other. She also loves to experiment in more analog methods, with printmaking and painting being among her favorite mediums. While away from her desk, you can often find Ellie reading or spending time with her two cats.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I have always been interested in film, and my style is heavily influenced by animation. I would love to produce an animated short using both digital and analog methods. I have experimented with animation before, and I would love to fully immerse myself in such a project.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Since the release of the new James Bond film, my long-standing interest in the franchise has been reignited. I am obsessed with the visuals and sounds of the Bond films, especially the famous opening credits sequences. illustrations by Robert E. McGinnis featured in the promotional material for the 60s Bond films have inspired me to purchase a book of his work, which has been incredibly motivational.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
I really admire illustrator Julie Benbassat. Her use of color and texture combined with creative ideas are endlessly inspiring to me.