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Creative Interview: Kervin Brisseaux / Designer & Illustrator

Adam Adam Sep 15, 2020 · 2 mins read
Creative Interview: Kervin Brisseaux / Designer & Illustrator

Kervin Brisseaux is a designer, illustrator, and the Associate Design Director at Vault49, a world-renowned brand design agency in New York and London.

At Vault, Kervin develops creative solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Diageo, Pepsi, and Uniqlo.

He also moonlights as a freelance designer, partnering with clients across a variety of industries, including Adobe, New Balance, EA Sports, Nickelodeon, MTV, ESPN, and more.

Kervin is a proud first-generation Haitian-American whose illustration style incorporates influences from fashion, music, and other facets of pop culture. He thrives in collaboration and enjoys working with other talented artists.

He is a hobbyist who pushes his creative boundaries through photography and DJing, and has been tapped as a lecturer by the likes of 99u, Adobe Max, the Shawn Carter Foundation, and Greater Together Milwaukee.

Kervin lives in New York City with his fiancée Mariel and two cats, Marvin and Xena.

Check out his bio and awesome projects from his own website.

Here is our short interview with him about his works, how he get inspired and his daily routines.



How did you start your career?

I first had my start in Architecture for a few years before transitioning into illustration and graphic design. I spent some time doing freelance in the early stages before finally landing at Vault49. I still work there today and freelance on projects as a side hustle.

How many softwares do you use simultaneously on a project?

That depends. Currently I use Adobe Fresco, Photoshop and Illustrator.



Where do you find your inspiration? Which channels inspire you?

Primarily my inspiration comes from Pop culture, Anime, music, fashion. It’s a mixed bag really.



Do you have a favourite kind of project to work on?

I always work on projects that allow some creative freedom within specific parameters rather being prescribed on what the exact result should be. Collaborative clients always seem to generate the best form of work.



How do you balance client and personal work?

It’s an everyday struggle but whenever I have a breather from client work I’ll try to sneak in a personal piece here and there as a mental exercise and to experiment.

If you haven’t check Kervin’s portfolio and his inspiring projects yet, you have to visit his Instagram account and his website.

Stay tuned for our upcoming vagon community interviews!

Adam
Written by Adam
urbanist and engineer with an affinity for good techno music