Elliot Ulm

I really enjoyed seeing a feature of graphic designer Elliot Ulm’s work. He has published a series of satirical artworks making fun of situations he encounters in his field – from struggles with self-learning Adobe Illustrator to calling out the phenomenon of stealing the work of artists who put their projects online (or claiming that ‘exposure’ is a valid form of payment). The pieces themselves grab my attention – they’re bright, color-blocked, and ‘pop’ off the page. In addition to being surprisingly vulnerable, in a slightly self-deprecatory but also assertive way, Ulm’s work combines the experiences of making graphic designs, into the graphic design itself. By posting these works, the viewer gets a glimpse into Ulm’s inner frustrations with making the works themselves. I would encourage people to check them out!

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