Artisit Feature – Bridgette Hall
Bridgette Hall is a freelance illustrator from Boise, ID. Some of you may recognize Bridgette’s work from her online shop, Confetti Love on Etsy. She is inspired by traveling, the world and finding new places. Her illustrations of cityscapes are both beautiful and inspiring and I was lucky enough to ask her a few questions! If you run your own Etsy store, or are considering setting one up, you may find this insightful.
What is your background and what led you to do what you are currently doing now?
I have my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. While going to school, I took a digital illustration class and fell in love with it. I have traveled a lot and wanted to create fun, quirky illustrations of the places I had been to, to remind me of the wonderful memories I experienced in different places of the world. I decided to create an Etsy shop so that other people could enjoy having a piece of art that reminds them of their favorite cities. I love what I do and love to create pieces of art that hold a special place and memories for others.
How would you describe your style of artwork and how has this developed over time?
I would say my style of artwork is whimsical and quirky. I love capturing the quirkiness and uniqueness of each city illustration I create. I use to create more realistic illustrations, but over time I realized I loved the more fun and somewhat “childlike” looking illustrations because I feel it adds more character and vibrancy to each city illustration.
What is your favourite part about your job?
My favorite part about my job is being able to create cities that other people have gone to so that they can have a piece of that memory in their home.
What keeps you going long term or inspires you in your work?
I love to create and that’s what keeps me going long term. I would cease to exist if I didn’t create. Traveling inspires my work. I love to travel. I love culture. I love meeting new people and new cities; that is what inspires me.
Do you have any tips for a successful online shop or how to be a successful freelance artist/designer?
Keep creating. Create things that inspire you, and they will inspire other people.
Thanks for sharing Bridgette!
Here are some more of her illustrations for you to enjoy below: