Gerry Selian

Gerry Selian - Designer

New York, NY, USA

Illustrator, graphic designer and animator driven by strong shapes, vibrant colors and always looking for new projects!

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Overview

I am an illustrator originally from Indonesia and now based in Brooklyn, NY. At the beginning of my career, I was focusing on children's books, but now I have expanded to a broader subject matter, including food, wine and cooking, education, and travel. Right now, I am creating illustrations for an online alcohol publishing company.

My style is driven by two things, shapes, and color. Whenever I create an illustration, I would always use simple shapes that build-up to create a sense of depth. It always fascinates me to see how we can identify an object just by seeing the essential shape of it. The second part is color, I always like to have my illustration rotate within a single vibrant color as the main and all the other colors act as the support.

My working process with the client usually falls under 3 stages, sketches, color proofs, and final revision. The client would come to me with the subject matter and I would create a few different options. I would make revisions based on the feedback and when we are all happy then I would move on to the color proof. At this stage, I will also present a few different color options for the sketches. The client would then pick a color and then we will move on to the final stage. In this stage, we will do final revisions and make any necessary changes. After that, I will deliver the final to the client

My style is suitable for kids to young adults because the simple shapes and the vibrant colors would resonate well with the audience. I can create storyboards, design book covers, interiors and anything you need.
Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's
Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Health & Wellbeing
Home & Garden
Travel

Awards

  • Barbara Bradley Appreciation Award 2017

Work experience

Illustrator & Graphic Designer Intern

Vinepair
February, 2020 – Present (almost 3 years)

Create graphics to accompany daily news. Create any assets needed for the company

Designer

Crestmills
January, 2019 – October, 2019 (9 months)

Worked as a bedding designer, creating layout and patterns from the children's section to adults

Illustrator

Groupgreetings
October, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

Create monthly greeting card

Illustrator

Self-employed
May, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

I'm a freelance illustrator that has worked with different companies ranging from children's book to tech companies

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