What mistakes or traps should young designers try to avoid when creating an illustration? “I think the main trap is following the trends and copying someone else’s work and style. Illustration should be as personal and distinctive as possible.”
Patryk Hardziej is an illustrator, graphic designer and design researcher based in Gdynia in Poland. He is also a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. He specialises in illustration, visual identity, logos, books and exhibition design, as well as training and consulting in the general field of design.