Preview the artists for 2020
MEET THE 2019 ARTISTS
(artwork shown is representative, not the artwork for bandana)
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January: daphna sebbane
Daphna Sebbane is a graphic designer based out in Austin, Texas. Daphna dabbles in branding, typography and illustration and her work is inspired by the southwest, the occult and the esoteric.
february: sophie rose design
Sophia Mackell is a Portland based Artist + Designer who is inspired by nature and form. She is committed to environmentally and socially responsible design. Her motivation behind creating stems from a belief that beauty is essential, that nature can be our sanctuary and that fashion is a powerful vehicle for change.
march: erica williams
Erica Williams is an illustrator and cute things addict in Minneapolis, MN. She is known for intricate mark-making and illustrations of flora and fauna with macabre tones, as well as custom typography and screen printed posters. Much of her work focuses on the forgotten, endangered, lore, myth, and the occult. Erica really adores her cats and tries to incorporate the reverence she feels for nature and the world around her into her work while honoring mortality.
Erica attended Kansas City Art Institute before moving to Minneapolis, and became a freelance illustrator in 2012. Since then she has created posters, album art, t-shirts, identity, print advertisements, book covers, skateboards, and various merchandise for a variety of clients and industries.
April: the far woods
Sisters Sonya and Nina Montenegro are the designers and makers of The Far Woods. They live on a small organic farm outside of Portland, Oregon, and formalized their creative collaboration in 2013. The things they make reflect their deepest desires about the world. They seek to contribute to a great Culture Shift in which there is a land ethic, a reverence for nature, a rejection of the dominant throw-away mentality, and direct connection to where our food and the things we use come from. Many of their artworks serve as educational tools and inspiration for reconnection to nature, food, and community. Their practice crosses disciplines, including teaching handcraft skills, beekeeping, and growing food, to work toward an ecologically-viable and socially-just future.
May: Heeey! Design studio
Heeey! is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Italy. His style is heavily influenced by tattoo, punk-hardcore music and old comic books. He is also known for his work in neon sign style, often using bold lines and a limited colour palette. Currently he works with brands and bands from all around the world, dabbling in many forms of branding and merchandising, expertly executing glyphs, logos and icons. His imagery has a subtle humor to it, often with hidden meaning and metaphor.
June: Mark warren jacques
Mark Warren Jacques (b1984 Columbus, Ohio) is an American artist working across multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, design, and film. He attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. His work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally since 2004. He currently lives and works in Encinitas, California.
"As an artist I believe that by rearranging my life experience visually, by creating with my hands what is inspired by my heart, I am living a fulfilling life. Love is the base upon which my creative practice is built. When I stay grounded in love, create with a honest spirit, and find my way past ego, then my work has the chance to have a meaningful and positive effect on both the viewer and myself. I believe that art is important and effects quality of life. I am incredibly humbled to feel the need to exist in order to create and share."
July: brett stenson
Brett Stenson is an illustrator, graphic artist, music nerd, motorcycle enthusiast, history lover and outdoor hobbyist in Portland, Oregon – originally hailing from the great state of Wisconsin. Creating in both digital formats as well as traditional mediums, his work is inspired by the ancient and the futuristic – a synthesis of primitive-inspired imagery and modern aesthetic and technique.
august: jessica Roux
Jessica Roux is a Nashville-based freelance illustrator and plant & animal enthusiast. She loves exploring in her own backyard (with her pup, Molly) and being surrounded by an abundance of nature. Using subdued colors and rhythmic shapes, she renders flora, fauna, food, and many other things with intricate detail reminiscent of old world beauty. She's worked with clients in a variety of industries, including Pottermore, The New Yorker, and Schwartz & Wade Books, among others.
september: TY WILLIAMS
Ty Williams is a mixed media artist focused primarily on the sea and the coastline as his subject. His work is playfully sarcastic and fancifully sublime with an element of innocence and heartbreak.
Heldáy de la Cruz is Graphic Designer and Illustrator. His Mexican and queer identities, alongside his undocumented status are at the very core of his work. His artwork, writing, and story has been published in Milk X Magazine, The Huffington Post, AIGA Portland, She Shreds Magazine, Ecotrust, Street Roots, East Oregonian, The Oregonian, Brand New Podcast, Social Justice League Podcast, CultureStrike, and the Define American Film Festival. He also co-leads an activist group called Power to the Dreamers, that puts on events that highlight the undocumented narrative through art.
October: helday de la cruz
November: Erin Bowers
EB is a traveling artist who’s work includes murals, illustration, installation, writing and cooking. Working from the Midwest currently but always willing to travel for large jobs, do freelance work from afar, or make you a perfect fried egg sandwich.
DECEMBER: WEIRD BIRDs
Elizabeth Endicott is a Denver based maker, by way of Maine, Montana and Antarctica. She is the owner of weird birds, a one woman design studio making treasures for babes of all ages. She's focused on incorporating sustainability and equity into her work, and is heavily influenced by her role as Mama to one particularly mischievous toddler.