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
Raw magazine, an indie comic magazine/anthology edited by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly from 1980 to 1991
The inks Seb uses and recommends: Ecoline Liquid Watercolors
The pen Seb uses: Uniball Vision
The pencil Seb mentioned: Koh-i-noor 2B pencil
Roro Buiten is an art collective and events movement Seb has designed flyers for.
Seb's favorite book: Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami
Movie rec: The Samuraï
Guilty pleasure TV rec: Frasier
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