Awesome illustrations by Fernando Volken Togni is today´s post. Fernando is a Brazilian-born illustrator who currently lives and works in London.
This 29 years old illustrator graduated in advertising but have always worked with graphic design, brand and packaging at advertising agencies in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil.
He was born in Roca Sales, a small town but moved to Porto Alegre to study and work. He always liked art and drawings, so about five or six years ago he started to develop his own illustration style because he always loved to work with vector software.
His first design job was like an intern in a big advertising agency in Porto Alegre, as assistant on the design area of the company. Then he realized that he couldn’t work with design because it was not his biggest passion. It was illustrating that was his big passion.
When beginning a new composition he starts to construct a selection of simple shapes into a rough skeleton, maybe a simple circle, maybe triangles. Compositional decisions like this can be modified, but are necessary to organize the initial structure of the elements.
With a structure in place, he builds up the detail increasing intricate shapes and patterns made of new simple elements. He like´s to combine squares and rectangles with circles to make soft elements and he searches for an organized chaos.
He like bold shapes and a reduced color palette. He works a lot with black, vivid colors and neutral ones to obtain the Awesome Illustrations. His intricate composition and bold use of colour has been utilised by clients including Google, Trip Advisor and Qatar airways.
Awesome Illustrations Made By Fernando Volken Togni