Introducing Design Space images from Luke Jones
We are excited to announce a new UK artist’s work is now available in Cricut Design Space.
Luke Jones currently has three images sets available: ‘Gaming’, ‘Beside the Seaside’ and ‘Girls’ Night Out’, which can be found in the image sets section of the image library on Design Space.
We caught up with Luke to find out more about him, how he finds inspiration and his creative process…
Tell us about you… who is Luke Jones?
I am a freelance designer and illustrator from Birmingham, UK. I studied graphic design at Nottingham Trent University, where I specialised in children’s illustration. I’m a storyteller by heart, and I have aspirations of one day becoming a published children’s book author.
Tell us a bit about your illustration style and the type of images we can find in your image sets.
My illustration style is fun, fresh, and often laced with puns. I like to inject humour into my collections, and I hope that I can make some people smile with my designs.
Where do you take inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from everyday experience. The things that I hear and say, or how I act and feel can influence my work. I also find inspiration in pop culture, social media and gaming.
Have you always loved illustrating/drawing?
I have loved illustrating since before I can remember. I used to make the most expressive and abstract finger paintings in primary school (which my mum still keeps to this day). Since then, I have gone on to art college and university to pursue that passion, I have presented in exhibitions, and now I’m on Cricut Design Space!
Tell us about your process – does it start on paper or do you work digitally?
Typically, collections start as notes or doodles on scrap pieces of paper that I’ll then transfer into Procreate. From there I’ll decide on colours and finalise designs, ready for the final transformation in Adobe Illustrator. It’s a long process, but I absolutely love it!
Where else can we find your illustrations?
What would you like to see people make with your images?
I would like to see people have fun with my designs. When I design, I ask myself ‘will this look good on a mug?’ and if the answer is yes, then success!
But I don’t create with a particular application in mind, the real creativity comes with what people decide to do with my designs. Put them on t-shirts or hats, make them into wall art, or plaster them on a toilet seat, just have fun and be creative!
Do you have a Cricut machine? If not, do you consider yourself a ‘maker’, and if so what do you like to create?
I do not have a Cricut machine (yet!), but I do consider myself a maker. I dabble in knitting, sewing, baking, and where I can I like to make cards and send letters.
Find the ‘Girls Night Out’, ‘Gaming’ and ‘Beside the Seaside’ Image Sets now, on Cricut Design Space. Search for ‘Luke Jones’ in the Image Sets category.