Illustrator and animator Abbey Lossing is very much character-driven. Her vibrant illustrations and GIFs display everyday life, in all it’s minute struggles, with a humoristic edge.
In an interview for Spindle Magazine, Lossing admitted that she’s inspired by: “the satisfaction I get from finishing an assignment.” According to her, she uses “the momentum from my day job to inspire my personal work and freelance gigs. I’m also motivated by my peers; I’ve been able to work with a lot of talented people, and seeing them create things brings me joy and encourages me to do the same.”
It might not be a bad idea to follow her advice. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Abbey Lossing works as a staff illustrator and animator for Vice News, as well as a freelance illustrator and designer, with clients as big as Variety Magazine, The New York Times, and Google.
Her advice for struggling creatives out there? “The main thing I would say is to constantly be making the type of work that you want to get paid for. Don’t just let it sit in the closet, or in a folder on your computer, you need to put it out in the world (ie the internet)”.
Here are some of the creations she chose to put out into the world: