Illustrator Spotlight: Justin Cline

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May 1, 2019


On the first of each month in 2019, we feature an illustrator who won or placed in our Kidlit411 Banner Contest, and we switch our website banner and Facebook page cover image. Today we present Justin Cline.


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Tell us about yourself and how you came to illustrate for children.

I'm a designer and artist in Denver with two kiddos, and really want to make more things for and inspired by them. 


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Congrats on your banner for Kidlit411. Tell us how you approached this project.

I was inspired to do this because I had been just researching ways to showcase our kid's artwork, and love this clothesline method... It was just at the top of my mind when I saw the 'birds on a wire' theme.


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What is your illustration process?

The process I'm most comfortable with is to hand sketch my ideas with pencil, then transfer to the computer and redraw in vector, then color digitally. 


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I've been playing with using halftone shading lately and a limited color pallet, so that made its way into the piece.


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What projects are you working on?

I'm a full-time graphic designer, so I've been working on lots of branding and web projects, but I've been doing art prints based on spray paint stencil pieces lately. Nothing specifically kid-focused at the moment unfortunately but hoping to refocus this year.


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What is something most people don't know about you?

I had planned on opening my own TaekwonDo studio in another life.


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Where can people find you online?

Visit my personal design portfolio (https://justincline.com) or Instagram (@justincline) 


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I have two Etsy stores… a personal storefront: https://www.etsy.com/shop/justincline
and a more kid-focused one:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/braxandhenley

Also a Tumblr with random sketches: http://sketcheson.tumblr.com

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Justin is a Denver based graphic designer, front-end developer, artist, and father. He’s a Colorado native that loves the outdoors, staying active, creating and building, along with just being a big nerd. 

2 comments:

  1. Fun! Love the clothesline as a way to showcase art. Great job!

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  2. Love the clothesline idea -- so great with the kid having all that control!

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