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New Works by Pete Harrison aka Aeiko

New Works by Pete Harrison aka Aeiko

Recently, our friend Pete Harrison aka Aeiko just released the 10th version of his website with plenty of new digital works. Currently based in United Kingdom, Pete has worked with many brands out there including Hardwell, Image Publishing, Orange, Jamiroquai and many more. Hope you'll enjoy his latest update! He wrote one of the most popular tutorials in digital art history and defined what people call 'Aeiko style' a blend of diffuse and displacement effects combined with his famous dynamic lighting techniques. Harrison continues to set trends and push the boundaries of digital art through a variety of platforms, but he is also the mastermind behind several popular online outlets, such as the Desktopography project and Funkrush clothing. All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison All Rights to Pete Harrison Links More info about Pete Harrison: http://www.peteharrison.com Follow Pete Harrison on Behance: http://www.behance.net/aeiko Follow Pete on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pete_aeiko

Supercombo T-Shirt Giveaway - Winners

We are happy to announce this giveaway with Supercombo, a range from the well-known clothing company Funkrush by Pete Harrison (aka. Aeiko). Supercombo is a very diverse range of selling items including t-shirts, wallets, key rings and you name it! For this giveaway, we have a choice of 2 (two) t-shirts to giveaway for 2 (two) lucky winners. Hope you all the best of luck! Funkrush was established in 2007 by Pete Harrison (aeiko) as a clothing company that makes you smile! We want to make you feel like a million bucks.. UPDATE: Winners Here are the winners for the SuperCombo T-Shirt Giveaway: Fernanda Saboia and MinkyPipsie. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone for participating! To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. About Supercombo / Funkrush by Pete Harrison My name is Pete Harrison and i'm a digital artist and designer from the UK, I go by the alias 'Aeiko' which is my online creative identity.Some artists create with pens, others a paint brush, and today many more with a computer, but I am the only artist that renders my images with the deadly, but dazzling coloured illumination of my Jedi lightsaber. Each stroke I summon by the strength of the force smears beautiful streaks of light across my canvas, until the end result is a frame filled with flashes and flares that burst from the depths of a deep black galaxy.I also own and run a clothing label called Funkrush and curate the Desktopography project. Limited Discount Code For a limited time, use 'ABDUZEEDO' at checkout will get you 20% off anything in the store! To shop: http://www.funkrush.com Links More info about Supercombo / Funkrush: http://www.funkrush.com More info about Pete Harrison: http://www.peteharrison.com More info about Desktopography: http://desktopography.net

Interview: Pete Harrison (aeiko)

A few days ago i posted an article about Desktopography, a website with awesome desktop wallpapers. Here's an interview with the creative head behind this website. Please visit his personal website aeiko.net or his fashion label Funkrush.com 1.First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? I have been interested in graphic design from a very young age, and quickly realized this is the career path that I wanted to follow, so I could tailor my studies towards this. At secondary school I studied art and design, and then digital art at university specializing in design. To be honest I was mostly self taught, my studies just helped me set briefs that I could work around. I started creating digital images just for fun and it seemed interesting around 2003. Over the next few years I set up a website to showcase my creations, and expanded my online presence. I got posted on a few blogs and linked from my other designer friends websites. Clients started contacting me after that to do freelance work, and getting paid for doing something I enjoyed, which was a dream come true really. After working fulltime in London for a while I decided to go freelance and that is what I currently pursue. 2.Your work is pretty unique and full of creativity. Where does your inspiration come from? Inspiration is hard to pin down, its quite a broad subject I see design inspiration everywhere I go. Some comes from personal experiences and my own imagination, it could be anything. Recently fashion and clothing labels, and music is one of my biggest inspirations. Whilst designing anything can inspire me and change the thoughts / design process behind an image. My work is always changing though, I got stuck doing the same sort of thing for a while as that is what clients wanted, but am starting to experiment a little more now. 3.Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a design? When working on a personal piece, I have loads of doodles and ideas in my sketchbook for pieces, so its just a case of creating it digitally. Normally finding stock photography, creating digital elements to add to the piece and blending it all together. If it’s a client work it might work the same way, but it depends on what they want, what kind of style and design. 4.What are your tools of the trade, both hardware and software? I have a very nice PC, with 4GB ram and 2 monitors, and a good sound system with lots of hard drive space. Software for working is Photoshop, I use this everyday. Illustrator also for importing elements and things into Photoshop. 5.What, for you personally are the pros and cons of being a designer? I guess it depends if you work in an agency or if you are freelance. At the moment im freelance so I can work when I want (normally I have a irregular sleeping pattern). In general terms I have quite a lot of creative freedom on projects, that’s definitely a pro. Cons? Umm…tight deadlines can be annoying sometimes, interpreting some of the more harder briefs, and paying too much for stock photography haha 6.How does your job as an artist and designer influence your life? Do you feel that you see things around you differently for example? Im always on the lookout for design, and recently having my own clothing company I am always looking at fashion, walking down the street or anywhere seeing what people are wearing. Design and fashion are interlinked pretty well obviously. Design is my life now, I live for design. It keeps me alive and im happy with that, we get along well ;-) 7.What are your favourite 5 websites? That’s a pretty tough question, I guess it would have to be 5 website’s I visit quite a lot. Lets see.. Deviantart.com – This has helped my career a lot! Getting advice from people starting up, and growing with other designers..very good for networking too. DepthCore.com – One of the collectives I belong too, that has helped me expand and develop as a designer, bunch of great people there, all very talented producing great work. Original-Linkage.blogspot.com - Good source of inspiration, updated regularly with lots of nice content and interesting things! Facebook.com – Helps me keep in touch with friends, and share experiences / photos etc, good for networking with other designers too Funkrush.com – Haha, go visit! Some nice tshirts that will make you smile ;-) 8.Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? Try and find the right balance between work and play, its quite important and something I still need to work on, so start early. Please visit his homepage aeiko.net