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29 Designers to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day – thekoffeetable

  • Post published:February 15, 2023
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We’re taking part in Cupid and displaying you 29 designers to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day!

It’s not simply our fortunate purchasers who get to work with our neighborhood. From campaigns to on-site design, inside group mascots and celebratory swag—we’re lucky sufficient to work with a few of the most proficient designers all over the world on private {and professional} initiatives.

We requested each 99ers and our artistic neighborhood whose portfolio they’re crushing on in 2023. Learn on for his or her picks, absorb some beautiful artwork & depart them a supportive remark to unfold the love.

29 Designers to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day

1. Bubupanda

Nominated by: Tara Eudy, Senior Supervisor, Partnerships & Market Technique

fantasy-themed painting of woman in the sea
Design by bubupanda

‘I attempt to not play favorites, however I lean towards Bubupanda since she was one in every of our discussion board mods. She simply has the bubbliest persona!’

2. lulunamostu

Nominated by: Madeleine Maher, Designer Assist & Curation Consultant

monochrome illustration of woman in living room
Design by lulunamostu

‘I see a brilliant future for lulunamostu. As soon as I noticed her distinctive and dreamy illustration model I needed to ❤️ her profile to maintain it with my faves… Can not wait to see the place the journey takes her!’

3. Anastasia S.

Nominated by: Nick Barber, Video Manufacturing Supervisor

traditional-style poster for cowboy tale
Design by anastasia s.

‘Getting in first earlier than anybody else can nominate Anastasia S.! She is my hero! She put collectively a gorgeous e-book cowl depicting one in every of my Grandad’s fictional characters, Rodney the cowboy. He’s obtained it framed on the wall in his nursing residence and completely beloved seeing his character come to life.

Not solely is Anastasia S. exceptionally proficient, she’s additionally one of many nicest folks you’ll ever have the nice fortune to speak to.’

4. Illia Kolesnyk

Nominated by: Megan Dell, Director of Design

colorful illustration of people skating
Design by Illia Kolesnyk

Illia Kolesnyk is nice to collaborate with and I’ve beloved how he has added in a little bit of quirky persona to some illustrations I’ve had performed. He’s so pretty and simple to work with (despite the fact that, as a Ukrainian, he has been working via some fairly making an attempt circumstances)’.

5. Nelli Design

Nominated by: CostinLogopus, Designer

'Ardent Penguin' logo featuring a penguin in negative space
Design by Nelli Design

‘I at all times take pleasure in discovering some makes use of of unfavourable house from Nelli Design.’

6. Ivan Bjorn

Nominated by: Boja, Designer

book cover with woman hiding behind a mask
Design by Ivan Bjorn

‘Selecting one is de facto exhausting, however let’s say my vote goes to Ivan Bjorn, just because he’s an artist.

His designs are way more than a bit of artwork. They’re a standpoint, an emotion, an perspective.
Each one in every of his expressions tells a a lot deeper story than we’re used to in at this time’s designs. They’re profound and have an unbelievable complexity.

Each time I see any of his e-book covers or digital artwork (modest and minimal), I see one thing totally different, deeper, and brutal – but appeasing.

7. AnaMaria.Design

Nominated by: Courtney Cervantes, Advertising and marketing Supervisor, Campaigns & Communications

'70s style illustration of a sunflower and mushrooms
Design by AnaMaria.Design

‘It’s so exhausting to decide on, however I’d love to provide a shout-out to AnaMaria.Design.

Not solely do I like Ana-Maria’s work, which is positively retro and so superior that I need to cling a few of her items up on my partitions, however she’s additionally the loveliest particular person to speak to and genuinely desires the very best for the purchasers she works with.

This is my favourite design she’s performed!’

8. Yokaona

Nominated by: Julieta Zaclis, Account Supervisor in Buyer Assist

illustration of a walrus in a suit
Design by Yokaona

‘Love Yokaona‘s model and illustrations!’

9. Renata_Costa

Nominated by: Sonia Maggi, Designer

dark illustration of hand with a crow perched on it

‘There are a number of nice designers right here! However there may be one who’s my idol: Renata_Costa. The AleHorn collection is my favourite. Additionally the Holland Highway undertaking.

I can see that she is a artistic, glorious illustrator, has nice data of the packaging business, and, after all, ardour for her work. Chapeau!’

10. pswizzard

Nominated by: Bubo_scandiacus, Designer

illustrations of saints
Designs by pswizzard

‘Right here’s my crush: pswizzard (Renata_Costa was already talked about!)’

11. CBT

Nominated by: Imogen Hill, Senior Artwork Director

contemporary branding designs for fast food brand
Designs by CBT

‘The queen of branding showcases needs to be CBT, I completely LOVE the extent she goes to to be able to showcase her branding initiatives. The mocks up are subsequent stage and do her unbelievable designs justice.’

12. Shwin

Nominated by: Imogen Hill, Senior Artwork Director

illustration of astronaut in black and green
Design by Shwin

Shwin 4 The Win! There’s no approach I can’t point out Shwin, he’s been an absolute asset to the group, and thekoffeetable typically, ever since we first labored with him. Whether or not it’s an enormous mammoth undertaking or just some social belongings, solely the very best is nice sufficient. He’ll go above and past to create work that’s not solely lovely but in addition solutions the temporary. Plus, he’s a legend as an individual too, so it makes working collectively enjoyable.’

13. Eliza Osmo

Nominated by: Robyn Challands, Advertising and marketing Supervisor, Campaigns & Communications

psychedelic poster reading
Design by Eliza Osmo

‘My design crush all day, daily is Eliza Osmo! Very long time admirer of her signature ‘pleasant psychedelia’ model, Eliza’s illustrations are at all times otherworldly and I’m endlessly blown away by her creativity.

Working with Eliza at all times ensures one thing utterly distinctive, you possibly can spot her work a mile away! We first started working with one another on the Tune Exploder poster undertaking with Vistaprint in 2021 and have since bonded over our love for emo and steel music (notably Deftones). We are actually agency Instagram besties—hopefully at some point IRL besties—and he or she is simply usually an all-round badass!’

There was further love for Eliza’s portfolio from the shopper help group too…

13. Eliza Osmo (once more)

Nominated by: Dennis Hartmann, Shopper Assist Specialist

psychedelic symmetrical design
Design by Eliza Osmo

‘I’ll go along with Eliza Osmo! Her psychedelic dreamscapes activate some deep and much off areas in my thoughts and take me to completely happy locations. Love this Comply with the White Rabbit Mural.’

14. stormyfuego

Nominated by: Rena Frith, Content material Strategist

typography portrait
Design by stormyfuego

‘Whereas I haven’t labored together with her (but) I’ve been admiring stormyfuego‘s designs from afar. I like her strategy to typographic artwork, which is considerate, intricate and distinctive. The way in which she makes use of typography provides one other layer of that means and depth to her work. I can not wait to work with Melinda sooner or later!’

15. šaška™

Nominated by: Caitlin Collins, Head of Communications and Model Advertising and marketing

food packaging design for
Design by šaška™

‘Sooo exhausting to decide on however some love ought to undoubtedly go to šaška™. I like her distinctive perspective and magnificence. I feel she conjures up purchasers to be a bit braver and take extra artistic dangers, and the outcomes converse for themselves–her work is so lovely! I imply, simply take a look at her web site!’

Among the group had hassle narrowing it right down to only one selection!

16. Alfie™

Nominated by: ♥ vanessa ♥, Designer

book cover design with photo of bird in country scene
Design by alfie™

‘I’ve a few crushes however the oldest one is Alfie™ –I need to be similar to him after I develop up!’

17. Maryia Dziadziulia

Nominated by: Justin Hamra, Artwork Director

Video animated by Maryia Dziadziulia

Maryia Dziadziulia is a triple risk–a design professional, animation ace, and all-around artistic genius. Her versatility lets her breathe life into any thought. Take a look at her superior animation work in our YouTube video explaining the distinction between RGB and CMYK.’

18. Fe Melo

Nominated by: Simply Hamra, Artwork Director

finger touching button to trigger an explosion of illustrations
Design by Fe Melo

Fe Melo is a design wizard who brings concepts to life. Her daring and energetic model turns each undertaking right into a murals. Working with Fe is like hitting the design jackpot.

Along with her can-do perspective and a focus to element, you’re assured one thing actually one-of-a-kind each time.’

19. Boja

Nominated by: Lrudh, Designer

Book cover with an illustrated silhouette reading a book
Design by Boja

‘My Design crush is Boja if I’ve to only choose one!’

20. Alice Z.

Nominated by: IsaDesignNet, Designer

illustration of child dreaming of animals and sketching
Design by Alice Z.

‘It’s tough to decide on just one (sorry for all of the others that also fill my coronary heart), however who at all times amazes me everytime I see a brand new work is Alice Z.

She creates so many improbable characters, filled with colour… and cuteness.’

21. nevergohungry

Nominated by: Bella, Designer

Collage of person with plaits
Design by nevergohungry

My design crush is nevergohungry—love how a lot persona he provides to his work.’

22. Chris Kay

Nominated by: Eva Missling, Director Strategic Tasks

abstract logo design for 'pathFinder'
Design by Chris Kay

‘Nominating Chris Kay as he delivers very well-thought-through brand creations, takes the time to essentially get the shopper’s enterprise idea and business. He can ship a minimalistic model that also is exclusive and tells a narrative.’

23. Jen Maher

Nominated by: Laura, McLeod, Director 99d Studio

desktop with typography design set upon photo
Design by Jen Maher

‘That is exhausting. There are such a lot of!

I’d prefer to nominate and say thanks to Jen Maher. Jen has been wonderful with a brand new shopper we’ve lately onboarded—Huffman Livestock—in addition to jumped on on a number of initiatives for us prior to now and been an absolute hero. The shopper has already emailed me on to say thanks a lot for locating Jen, and he or she’s so impressed. Jen isn’t only a nice designer, however she additionally acts as an advisor to purchasers who need assistance determining how one can strategy their advertising and marketing–from web sites, templates and advertising and marketing belongings. It is going to be a very nice ongoing shopper, and because of Jen for being an superior collaborator!’

24. Semnitz

Nominated by: L1graphics, Designer

intricate illustration of crashing waves on book cover design
Designs by Semnitz
collage book cover design
collage book cover design

‘Semnitz is my fixed design crush over time. What I like essentially the most about him as an artist is how versatile he’s. He can design wonderful punk, gritty covers whereas on the similar time excelling at typographic, clear layouts.’

Semnitz additionally had some like to share for Venanzio…

25. Venanzio

Nominated by: Semnitz, Designer

Book cover design of man looking behind him on a red backdrop
Designs by Venanzio

Venanzio is the one which has launched me to Toplevel. I’m endlessly in his debt 🙏’

26. hortasar

Nominated by: Semnitz, Designer

Collage book cover design
Designs by hortasar

‘Additionally, hortasar is essentially the most intriguing thoughts, and I like his creations.’

One other nomination for hortasar got here from the thekoffeetable group too!

26. hortasar (once more)

Nominated by: Calvin Emerson, Advertising and marketing Affiliate,  Influencers/Campaigns Workforce

Minimal book cover design of an illustrated face
Designs by hortasar

hortasar, what a legend! They participated in a actually enjoyable, neighborhood contest that I ran a number of years in the past to re-design e-book covers for that yr’s best-sellers. They concentrate on e-book cowl design, and their model has this character of whimsicality and jauntiness that provides a quiet audacity to their robust sense of construction and composition.’

27. logoalley

Nominated by: ESAY, Designer

Pineapple logo for our annual 99awards campaign
Designs by logoalley

‘The primary person who involves thoughts logoalley. I feel he’s technically very robust. Very polished clear traces, data of colours, and above all–has a great sense of optical phantasm within the “white impact”. Add to {that a} sparkle of creativity and you’ve got a high quality designer.’

28. Dusan Klepic

Nominated by: J_u_h_D, Designer

Gif of illustrated man in front of crashing lightning
Designs by Dusan Klepic

‘My crush is Dusan Klepic! Excellent model, colours, themes.’

29. id-scribe

Nominated by: Pixeleiderdown, Designer

Traditional-style illustrated logo for
Designs by id-scribe

‘I at all times come again to id-scribe!’

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