Episode 08: Seb Agresti

Pushing Yourself Out of Your Creative Bubble


Seb Agresti is a Dutch illustrator, designer, and graphic artist based in Rotterdam. Despite being quite new to the scene of editorial and commercial illustration (Seb started illustrating full time in 2017), he has already garnered a reputation for impeccably composed and conceptually intriguing illustrations, working for publications like The New York Times and The New Yorker and with brands like Warby Parker. Seb studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and, in his final year of study, interned with the legendary comic artist and illustrator, Joost Swarte.

In this conversation, we talk about:

  • how Seb got his foot in the door and secured his internship with Joost Swarte

  • how Seb stays inspired and surrounds himself with books and information to enrich his work

  • how Seb removes extraneous details from his work and thinks about composition

  • advice for creatives starting out


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