After a big Bison-sized break, we’re happy to have Marc Nipp of El Designo back at the Royal Bison! You won’t want to miss checking out his colourful and quirky illustrations! Of his work, Marc says, “I create bright, clean fun illustrations that utilize my 22 years of design experience to weave in and communicate complex information.” Catch him at the Bison from December 7-9, follow Marc on Instagram (@MuchoElDesigno) to see more of his work, and read on to learn a little bit more about what makes him tick!
Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
El Designo: I like creating a new solution to a visual problem.
RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
ED: The blend of design & illustration in my work.
RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?
ED: It’s exciting to see what is produced in Edmonton & that it can compete with the rest of the world!
RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
ED: As far as creative types go, my favorites are: Wayen Douglas Barlowe, Alex Ross, Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill, and Jim Henson.
RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
ED: I collect retro tree toppers and set them all up on posts in a line, attached to a 2x4 base. It makes a festive room light!