Category Archives: Ally Spotlight

Ally of the Year Interview: Fourscore

April 6th, 2016 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Uncategorized, Winners No Comments

2015 was a great year in the Creative Allies world. We paired with a huge range of artists to create incredible designs for t-shirts, album covers, tour posters, postcards, and more. But without you, our independent designers and fans,

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Nicolae Negura aka cucubaou is 2013 Ally of the Year

January 6th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration No Comments

Romanian-born, Portugal-based designer Nicolae Negura works under the name cucubaou and turns out thoughtful-yet-edgy illustrations with a distinctly European flair. And, with two winning designs (for Nelly Furtado  and Alpine) along with a slew of Editor’s Choice designs throughout 2013, he

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Ally Spotlight: Leafo

January 6th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight No Comments

Hayley Leaf (aka leafo) won Heart’s Creative Allies contest during the summer of 2012, and she followed it up this year by winning the KT Tunstall tour art competition in July. With those projects to show, Leaf has kept busy as plenty of

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Ally Spotlight: Matt Dyck

January 6th, 2014 By Creative Allies In Ally Originals, Ally Spotlight, Design, Illustration No Comments

Canadian designer Matt Dyck (of MattDyckStudios) and winner of the Robert Randolph and The Family Band commemorative art contest has been working in graphic design for more than a decade. Dyck talked with Creative Allies to share his where

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Ally Spotlight: Ivan Sciberras

December 19th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Ally Originals, Ally Spotlight, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration No Comments

Ivan Sciberras  a designer from the rural village of Gharghur in Malta, creates bold, graphic images imbued with shadow and light. His winning submissions for Creative Allies include haunting works for Counting Crows and Dan Reardon. Angular, saturated pieces

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Now Accepting Nominations for Ally of the Year 2013

December 11th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Ally Originals, Ally Spotlight, Contests, Graphic Design, Site News No Comments

Which Creative Ally inspired you in 2013? The Ally of the Year Award is our way of thanking the most active members of the Creative Allies community whose art was of the highest quality and creativity throughout the year. Help

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Ally Spotlight: Gumballicious

August 29th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight No Comments

Ben Wittholz (aka Gumballicious), can point to a single design as his career launching point—his winning Creative Allies entry in the 2011 Ween Commemorative Art Contest for the Hangout Music Festival. Since this breakthrough, Wittholz has gone on to

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Ally Spotlight: On island time with OneVibe

July 22nd, 2013 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight No Comments

After winning the Creative Allies AriZona Iced Tea can design contest nearly one year ago, Kenny Vidinich (aka OneVibe) has been contacted by multiple businesses in search of for his unique island-inspired, hand-drawn aesthetic. He recently became a finalist

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How Andy Pritiken entered a contest and won a career

July 9th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight, Contests, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music and Entertainment One Comment

Initially skeptical of design contests, artist Andy Pritiken entered the call to create a logo for Charlottesville, VA-based progressive roots community, Rootfire. Pritiken won, and more than two years later, he is still working with the company. In fact, Rootfire just tasked

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Ally of the Year Runner-Up Radtodeath

February 26th, 2013 By Creative Allies In Ally Spotlight, Contests, Design No Comments

John Bailey (aka radtodeath) lives in Grand Rapids, Mich., which (this time of year) he describes as cold and gloomy. But that’s just fine with John, whose work is not exactly sunshine and rainbows. It is clean and graphic,

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