“I’ve learned that nothing in that life comes easy. Through my work I can communicate with all kinds of people even those that think different from me.”
Illustrator, Designer and Entrepreneur
Working for companies all over the world, Thiago Bianchini is a graphic designer, illustrator and entrepreneur from São Paulo, Brazil. His creations aim to share self-style, feelings, language and a new way of looking at the world. Thiago is also a naturalist and an advocate of animal rights. Whenever he can, he helps with campaigns for Non-Governmemtal organisations and also rescues stray cats for adoption. Read on to find out more about Thiago and his work as an artist.
You are an illustrator, designer and entrepreneur. Tell us about your work and how you got started.
I started to study art with 14 years old. My first “work” of art was at age 16 painting longboard decks for a local skateboard shop. Then I attended the Brazilian Academy of Arts to study illustration. With 18 I attended the University for Graphic Design and I started to work for numerous brands such as Rip Curl, Levi’s, Timberland and others as a freelancer. I think my style changed a lot and evolved since then because I did a lot of different stuff in the past. Today I found my style and pretend to evolve in it.
What has helped you in the process of following your dream?
I never thought doing other kind of work in my life. I always loved art so I focused on being an illustrator and work with different medias.
What inspires you?
Nature, wildlife and the will to continue evolving in what I do like creating new illustration techniques.
Your drawings primarily feature animals, people and quotes. Do you have a favourite to draw and why?
The natural world is my favourite because I have endless forms and possibilities. I also like to create different typography with motivational quotes to inspire people.
What challenges have you encountered and how have you overcome them?
At the beginning it was really hard to find clients to start working with. Nowadays things are better but it was really hard to start. We artists must persist and believe in what we do.
What message are you trying to share with your work?
Not just one but the main goal nowadays is a message of nature conservation most precisely wildlife.
How did you learn to deal with criticism?
I try to learn with all the criticism I get, good or bad ones.
What is it that you love about art?
The most interesting about art is not having limits. You can create something simple or complex, surrealist. It’s an universal communication form. Nowadays art is one of the most important things in the world because it unites people and makes them think.
What advice would you give to aspiring artists?
Work hard, persist, draw until your fingers hurt, never stop studying and researching!
What have you learned in the process of following your dream?
I’ve learned that nothing in that life comes easy. Through my work I can communicate with all kinds of people even those that thinks different from me.
What are you most excited for in the future?
To create new things, turn some of my illustration into sculptures and illustrate for different companies around the world.