INTERVIEW: TYLERSPANGLER - SURFING THROUGH THE PSYCHE
SURFING THROUGH THE PSYCHE
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
A grape-flavored popsicle dipped in the ocean and placed on a rock to melt.
HOW DID IT MAKE YOUR WORK EVOLVE?
Originally I thought Instagram was just for food and palm tree pictures but my friends told me I shouldputmyworkonthere.ReluctantlyIdidand it has surprisingly been one of my main
sources of client commissions. Forget LinkedIn and Résumés, Instagram and Tumblr are the
new job boards for the creative industry!
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH?
The first real company that gave me a chance was Fyasko. They are a really awesome surf/skate brand. Actually, my first couple of clients were in the surf industry but then it gradually started branching out to fashion magazines, record companies, and other clothing outside the action sports realm.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU POST?
Once at 9am and once at 5pm PST.
WHAT ACCOUNT DO YOU FOLLOW RELIGIOUSLY?
@Pandasurfboards & @Super_brand.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST LIKED ARTWORK/ PHOTO?
Open mouth with the ocean inside: 1,938 likes.!
WHAT ARE YOUR LATEST PROJECTS OR COLLABORATIONS?
I have recently started doing various projects with Food and Wine which is great because I love food and I love manipulating it. I am also stoked to have contributed to another line of surfboard graphics that correlate to clothing graphics with SUPERbrand.
HOW CAN SOMEONE REACH YOU?
WHAT DOES YOUR ART FOCUS ON?
Anxiety, excitement, chaos.
WHAT TRIGGERS YOUR IMAGINATION?
Watching people and making up stories about their lives. I also love to surf.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
Pacific Palisades, California.
WHEN DID YOU JOIN INSTAGRAM?
April 4th, 2013.