We all know this type of person: They seem to accomplish ten times what most of the rest of us accomplish and when they do something, they seem to do it well.
From the outside looking in, I think of designer and illustrator Tom White is one of those people. First and foremost, he creates highly-detailed, finely-tuned illustrations that are beautifully composed and executed in a distinctive style that I have always found particularly mesmerizing.
I want to use the word “meticulous” to describe his work but I’m afraid you’d think there was some negative associated with it. So I’ll couch it by saying his work is “good meticulous”—meaning his creations demonstrate an attention to detail, a sense of order and balance, and a level of technical expertise that (to me) firmly place him in the top tier of lettering illustrators working today. White is a master of Photoshop and Illustrator and I hope someday he’ll give us a peak behind the scenes at the techniques he uses to produce his broad portfolio of work.
But second (and third and fourth) I see now that he is into producing giclée original and reproduction prints and, along with his wife, has started an art gallery where they are the artist’s in residence. (Looks like, in his spare time, he is also a principal of the design studio FinGenuity.)
I mean really. It’s all I can do to work with a short list of clients and keep a blog up and running. What am I missing here? Do I need a new regimen of vitamins?