What was your inspiration behind the illustration?
I wanted to create a scene inspired by the busy & vibrant streets of NYC, but with a playful twist.
What are some of your favorite memories from childhood?
Growing up I loved playing outside. I was always coming up with new games to play.
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Probably a Macaw. I'd fly around the rainforest all - day. And they live for 50 years!
And would you still be an illustrator if you were that animal, or would you have a different job?
I'd probably still be an illustrator. My work would be even more vibrant & colorful.
What are your favorite things about NYC?
I love the energy. There are always people bustling about. I also enjoy spending time in the park, and eating all of the delicious food!
How did you want to show that inside the design?
I wanted to show how playful the city can be. Especially through the imaginative eyes of a child.