Catapult Artist

“It’s important for artists to evolve, to try new things”: Christina Chung, Catapult Artist for March 2020

“At art school, finding ‘A Style’ was the constant and collective struggle of all of us students—trying to find a way to define ourselves and stand out.”

Mar 30, 2020
“Craft your style carefully to own it!”: Shanee Benjamin, Catapult Artist for February 2020

“Find a unique niche and rock out! Understand that your illustration style is yours.”

Feb 28, 2020
“Every moment in life becomes a treasure hunt for inspiration”: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for January 2020

“I love that I get to read vivid stories, collaborate and connect with thoughtful and kind people, and learn new things all the time.”

Jan 31, 2020
The Challenges of Distilling Metaphor into Art: Kim Salt, Catapult Artist for November 2019

“Always meet your deadlines, do good work, and be easy to get along with.”

Nov 27, 2019
“It’s a great honor to lay eyes on a writer’s work and help give it a visual identity”: Nicole Caputo on Art, Design, and the First Year of the Catapult Artist Program

“Because Catapult is multifaceted, because our content spans so many subjects, it seemed the Catapult Artist program would really be an extension of what the magazine was already doing.”

Oct 31, 2019
“Self-belief gets you quite far as an illustrator”: Hannah Lock, Catapult Artist for October 2019

“Refrain yourself from throwing things away. Even if you think you’re going nowhere with what you’re creating.”

Oct 30, 2019
“Look at everything!”: Celia Jacobs, Catapult Artist of September 2019

Learning to apply my curiosity wherever it’s needed has made my illustration career more fun and maybe more successful, too.

Sep 30, 2019
“People will always need art in their lives.”: Alexandra Bowman, Catapult Artist for August 2019

“Working for myself is all about balance. Although illustration is my career and passion, I still need to have a life outside of art-making.”

Aug 30, 2019
Trust the Process: Linsday Stripling, Catapult Artist for July 2019

I think what I love about illustration is that there are so many ways to challenge myself.

Jul 31, 2019
Make What You Love and You Will Be Found: Sarah Robbins, Catapult Artist for June 2019

“‘Illustrator’ is just the easiest catch-all for many jobs—which again, I’m rather restless so it’s worked out great that I never get bored!”

Jun 28, 2019
Stirring Ideas to Life: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for May 2019

By leaving her job as a lawyer and taking a leap of faith to become a full-time illustrator, Sirin Thada says, “I was finally honoring a part of me that had been there all along.”

May 31, 2019
“It’s important to make time for friends and sunshine.”: Meryl Rowin, Catapult Artist for April 2019

“In college, I think there was this idea floating around that a real illustrator worked all night—and if they weren’t, they were half ass-ing it. [Now,] I like to give my brain some time to absorb and to rest in equal measure.”

May 03, 2019
“Whatever you want to make, just make it.”: Anja Slibar, Catapult Artist for February 2019

“Don’t focus on what’s popular; focus on what’s there for you to try.”

Mar 01, 2019
Art as Therapy and Benign Vengeance: Elizabeth Haidle, Catapult Artist for January 2019

“I’ve wrapped my business model around my kiddo and his schedule and changing needs. That has been a decision I’ve never regretted.”

Feb 01, 2019
“There is No Other Way to Be”: Hanna Barczyk, Catapult Artist for December 2018

“Conveying emotions, narratives, stories. This, I believe, is at the core of all art.”

Dec 20, 2018
Finding Confidence and Growth Through Art: Isabelle Laureta, Catapult Artist for November 2018

“Art is able to go straight to a person’s very core—a place other channels simply cannot reach.”

Nov 30, 2018
On Art, Audience, and Activism: Brian Rea, Catapult Artist for October 2018

“If I see the sun come up once in a while, it makes me feel good, like I accomplished something no one else did.”

Oct 25, 2018