Hailing from Uxbridge MA, and having recently graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston/Uxbridge-based freelance illustrator Krista Perry makes work that’s exploding with pattern, sarcasm, silliness, and just the right amount of creepy. Of particular interest are her sketchbooks. The Moleskine sketchbooks are miniature galleries of witty drawings and beautiful lettering, and are the basis of many of Krista’s larger works. Inspiration is a huge part of Krista’s process; drawing from a pool of pop culture, everyday experiences, the 1960s, folk music, and the interaction of color, her illustrations are a joy to look at.
Her work really took off when she realized that rather than restricting books of still lifes and charcoal studies, sketchbooks can be a versatile tool in keeping creativity flowing. She started prepping sketchbook pages with gouache before school and would fill them in her spare time.
Krista has plans to travel the country and hopefully design for Vans one day. In the meantime, she is available for freelance jobs, and you can find her work on Threadless.
Check out more of her work here, and follow her on Instagram here. You will not regret it.
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