"CD/LP cover and interior illustration, design and layout for Brett Dennen's forthcoming album Hope For The Hopeless. Watercolor and mixed media." Wayne Brezinka, illustrator/art director/designer; Dualtone and Downtown Records, client.
Personal work. Wayne Brezinka, illustrator/designer.
"Final book cover design for the paperback version of this New York Times best seller." Kristen Vasgaard, art director; Wayne Brezinka, designer; Thomas Nelson Publishers, client.
"One of several poster options created for consideration for Robert Plant's and Alison Krauss's 2008 World Tour." Wayne Brezinka, illustrator/art director/designer; Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, client.
"Meticulously-crafted lithograph for the 2008 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss World Tour. This continues to be a best seller." Wayne Brezinka, illustrator/designer; Alison Krauss/Robert Plant, art directors/clients.
"One of several poster options created for consideration for Robert Plant's and Alison Krauss's 2008 World Tour." Wayne Brezinka, illustrator/designer; Alison Krauss/Robert Plant, art directors/clients.
"Custom illustrations, lettering and design for this digipak product. Yehawww, this was fun!" Wayne Brezinka, illustrator/art director/designer; Dualtone Records, client.
"CD package and illustrations created for independent recording artist Matthew Perryman Jones." Wayne Brezinka, illustrator/art director/designer; Matthew Perryman Jones, client.
Duration: I am entering my second year as a solo illustrator and designer. Prior to that, I was an art director at a local design house for two years. And before that, I was a designer...Staff: Myself and my soon-to-be intern.
Education: I'm a self-taught illustrator, with a minor in design.
Cultural Influences: Music, I love music! Natural textures and fibers. Old buildings, tree bark, rusty nails, vintage magazines and papers–really anything vintage. My newfound love of illustration has been heavily influenced by greats such as Romare Bearden, David Stone Martin and Saul Bass, along with contemporary illustrators like Nate Williams, Edel Rodriguez and Penelope Dullaghan.
Environment: Like me, it's a wonderful mess. I am constantly cutting scraps of paper, gluing them down on some sort of collage. There are glue and paint bottles, tape rolls, sketchbooks, brushes and lots of old stuff lying around. There is always music or some sort of podcast streaming in the background.
Philosophy: Don't be afraid to commit! Don't be afraid to glue it down, cut it, or use a wide brush with lot's of paint. Befriend your fear. Passion creates better work than over-thinking ever will.