In this episode…
We are joined by artist/illustrator, Jacqui Davis! We were exposed to Jacqui as admirers of her illustration in Euphoria (Stonemaier Games), Belle of the Ball (Dice Hate Me Games), and Fidelitas (Green Couch Games). We love the style and color she expresses with her work and are thrilled to have her as the illustrator for our debut game, Aether Magic. The “logic fairy” was kind enough to give us even more of her time, calling in from her home in the UK for a friendly chat and a podcast episode we hope you enjoy.
Feature: Jacqui Davis Interview
Jacqui lived in South Africa for the first ten years of her life. What are her memories of South Africa?
Does she recall what the experience of moving to the UK was like?
What has Disney Studio meant to Jacqui and her career?
Has anyone in Jacqui’s life had a more direct impact on her illustration career?
Did Jacqui always work for herself?
What other jobs has she had?
What makes Jacqui the “logic fairy?”
Jacqui says on her website that she began her art career with pencil and paper, but now primarily uses a tablet and Photoshop. How does Jacqui feel technology has changed her career field?
Does Jacqui think of her character designs as being from the same universe or separate from one another?
What fuels her creativity?
Where does she find inspiration?
How often does Jacqui interact with other artists?
Are there any characteristics or personality traits Jacqui believes many or all artists have in common?
What advice does Jacqui have for clients looking to contract her or other artists?
What common mistakes come up? How can we as publishers/ designers avoid them?
What is her best case scenario when being contracted?
When taking on a project, would she rather have more freedom or more direction from her client? (Jeff and Kyle have gone back and forth on this the past)
Aether Magic will launch on Kickstarter in Q1 2015. Get the latest on Happy Mitten and Aether Magic by joining the crew on their mailing list.
( Showreel video courtesy of jacquidavisportfolio.blogspot.com )