How justindavidsheppard started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Justin Sheppard is an authentic Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Regina, Saskatchewan. The audience demographic is 50/50 split between female and male. Ages: Most fans 18 - 24. Quite a bit 25 - 34. Some 13 - 17 and 35 - 44. Hardly any 45-65. 3. Top countries are United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, United Kingdom. 5. Audience's Favourite bands of the past decade include John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Coldplay, Bruno Mars & Rob Thomas. 6. Audience's Favourite bands of previous decades include Prince, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Phil Collins, George Michael.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I need artwork for a single which is to be released online. The song is called "Up" and it is an upbeat, funky, positive and uplifting pop/rock song about moving beyond old patterns of mind/thought to a higher state of being, a state of unity, and a state of bringing each other up. I really like the idea of using white on white embossing for the entire image, and perhaps using floral or other patterns as well. Big word UP in the middle, also needs to include my name Justin Sheppard somewhere. I've attached some links below to some white on white embossing ideas. Another idea I have that may not be able to work with embossing, but could be cool on its own, would be to portray stick people where one person is on the ground and the other person is reaching out to bring them up with a look of compassion on their face. Some lyric examples are: "I used to go down to the lowest place that I could find. What did it bring me, definitely not the peace of mind that I want, that I seek. What did anybody ever do for me? When I ask the wrong questions, the whole thing goes backwards". "All I know is that I'm up. As long as I'm up and I can't sleep I'm gonna go and get my dreams. As long as I'm Up". I like the embossing idea most and the stick people idea second most and I feel these are strong ideas, so please stick to these rough guidelines. Unless you feel you have the most genius idea ever, then please feel free to submit something outside of these guidelines. Here are some white on white embossing examples: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.co…f1cb8e.jpg