4 Phoenix Artists You Should Follow Right Now

Savanah YaghsezianJuly 22, 2019
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Recently, I decided to start a graphic design account on Instagram to a) try to improve my sub-par design skills and b) find a way to creatively express how dating in your 20s is kind of the worst. (You can follow me @deletedownloadrepeat.)  But, this blog is not about me, it’s about other local artists I’ve discovered during an Instagram binge. If you’re looking for some creative inspiration, or just want to look at aesthetically pleasing things, check out these four Arizona artists.

I love the resurgence of embroidery as an art form that’s popped up over the last few years. Artist Kelsey Ferchau creates everything from bandanas for your dogs to relatable designs on patches and totes.

Dana Whissen is a local standup comedian who also creates cartoon shorts/series. Her cartoons are drawn as caricatures and the content she focuses on is honest, relatable and open about her struggles.

Meg Howard combines lettering and illustrations to create art at a level that I aspire to reach one day. I also appreciate that her content doesn’t stick to one particular “theme.” She’s designed pieces about Harry Potter, green tea and more.


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Where my Harry Potter fans at??? ⚡️ . “It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -JK Rowling . This quote hits home for me. Integrity is seriously everything in business, in life and in your relationships- Our choices speak volumes to our actions and I totally believe they can define the kind of human you are. JK Rowling is a genuine badass female, grateful for her mark and lessons she continually shares with our younger generations. . Working on this commissioned lettering piece for an elementary teacher so that the kids in her classroom want to read and consider this quote everyday! How cool is that- it’s still a #WIP, but so far I’m loving the letterforms. Now time to start adding in some dimension and a little illustration. Yes, this is SO fun for me. Happy Sunday ✨ . #meghowart #typostrate #designistrator #showusyourtype #typematters #typespire #typegang #goodtype #thedesigntip #typegang #womenofillustration #letteringcommunity #letteringco #letteringlove #typedrawn #thedailytype #typism #designinspiration #typeyeah #strengthinletters #moderntype #azlettering #azartist #phxart #phxartist #harrypotterlettering #harrypotterfanart #harrypotterquotes #jkrowlingquotes

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JT’s portraits immediately caught my eye while I scrolled through the #phoenixartists hashtag on Instagram. Some of their work made me do a double-take because I couldn’t tell if it was a photo or a painting. 


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