J.Gilman’s passion for typographical design has served as the main source of inspiration for his creative work. As an artist, J strives to create work that is strong in all the basic fundamentals of art-making. Perhaps what is most impressive about J is his discipline and work ethic as an artist who prioritizes making and creating something on the daily.
J co-owns Danger Press and is Creative Director of the company. As a business owner, J finds value in running a business that caters to artists and designers.
What you’ll find in this article is an abundance of art, illustration, and design. Most importantly, solid advice for anybody interested in pursuing a creative career.
Could you describe your work
and what you take inspiration from?
Lammergeier (Bearded Vulture) Study
Marrakech Express Logo Sketch
What are you currently working on?
Any major projects in the works?
Humans alone will build, make, or craft something simply because of how it makes us feel when we look at it.
Favorite artist tool?
A pencil. The mastery of a pencil is essentially what legitimizes your claim to the title of artist. If you can make something visually compelling with very simple and cheap tools like office supplies, then you’re a good artist. Make something great from nothing great.
Autonomous Fusion Logo Process
What is your advice for any up-and-coming
artists and designers?
Draw every day
Always do some side work that is 100% yours
Learn to love repetition
Fail a lot and fast
Traditional American 1920s style Door Signs
How do you incorporate screen printing in your creative process?
Shirt Design for Danger Press
José takes pride in printing your posters and fine art prints. If he’s not in the shop you can find José at a photo session, drawing and designing at home, or spending time with his loved ones.