This interview is part of our Designers We Love series, crawling inside the heads of wonderful illustrators, photographers, photoshoppers, doodlers, and generally super talented artists that we’ve had the pleasure of working with. These folks make The Book of Everyone beautiful.
Diego Ghirardo is a master of making 3D graphics that pop and fizz. It’s thanks to Diego’s skills that every lucky person who receives one our books gets to see their name in lights. He’s also a GIF maestro and his creations have always helped us bring things to life!
Describe your style in three words.
Consider it done!
What was it like collaborating with The Book of Everyone? What was fun about it, what was challenging?
I have known this awesome team for quite some time now and it is always a pleasure to work with them whenever I have the opportunity. Their passion is contagious and they are always open to crazy ideas.
What are you currently working on? What’s the most exciting thing about it?
At the moment I’m working on a project for Sky. I’m afraid I cannot share the details at this point but you can trust me, it is very exciting.
Who are your influences?
So many great artists, lately I’ve been following Ash Thorp, I guess everybody does, he is truly mind-blowing.
How do you balance commissioned work with the artistic drive to create what you want to see in the world?
These days I do mainly commissioned work. Nevertheless I am lucky enough to work with clients that trust me to have the input I want in order to be happy with the final result.
Name somewhere you’ve been that you think more people should know about.
I take it the question is about travelling. Hard to say, I’ve been to many places but I haven’t been to many more yet. Loved many, disliked a few. People should travel more, it makes you a happier person.
If someone loves your work, what other artists should they look into?
Caravaggio, Raphael, Da Vinci.
What’s your favourite YouTube video?
Ha! Has anyone got a favourite YouTube video? The other day I found myself watching some clips from “Mistaken for Strangers”. Great film.
What’s your favourite page in our books?
The “Wise Words” cover is beautiful, I really like the work of Martino Pannofino, he is certainly the master of less is more.
See more of Diego’s work on his website.
Everyone’s got a story. That’s why we started The Book of Everyone – to help you celebrate the awe-inspiring, utterly marvellous stories of the people you love. So who do you know that deserves a book with their name on the cover?