Today we have as a guest an Illustrator from Palermo, Buenos Aires. Argentina. His name is Francisco Miranda. He got inspired by “The large animals and the tiniest ones. The existant and inexistant things. Plants and insects. The sky. Books. Ink. Inanimate objects.” and many more. Read his interview below to find out more about him.
1) What is your full name and where exactly do you live?
My name is Francisco Miranda and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2) What is your occupation?
I work as and Illustrator and a Graphic Artist & Designer. I also teach Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), at Gabriele’s Design professorship.
3) What are the top three things you like do when you have free time.
(Hobbies, interests, activities)
Watching movies – Riding my bike – Reading a book.
4) What inspired you when you were younger to pursue your career?
The large animals and the tiniest ones. The existant and inexistant things. Plants and insects. The sky. Books. Ink. Inanimate objects. The machines and gears. To disassemble and reassemble. To look back and to the sides. The molecules. The numbers. The abstract. The constant travel. Being here and there at the same time. The Planets. Experiments. The chemistry and physics. Infinity.
5) What are the two things you always have with you, on your desk, when you are working?
Mate (a traditional argentinian infusion) and a pencil.
6) Are you a Mac or PC user?
7) What applications do you use the most?
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
8) Have you ever traveled? If so, where to?
Yes! I love to travel. Countries I’ve been traveling in: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Spain, United States.
9) Here is a tough one, what inspires you? Is there a specific website that you browse? Do you go out for a walk?
Same as 4.
10) Show me your masterpiece (Website, Poster, Photograph)
11) Are you a self lerner? Which skills have you developed by yourself?
Tooco are three vowels and two consonants arranged around randomly next to each other. Tooco could have been “Torcuato” or also “Conrado”, but finally became someone named Francisco. Tooco could have been an architect, but short was the ride between beams and scaffolding, and finally he decided to go into the illustration world by himself.