Interview With New York Graphic Artist and Illustrator Jeff Huang

Interview With New York Graphic Artist and Illustrator Jeff Huang

What apps do you use for your designs?

I work mainly in Photoshop and Maya. Sometimes I'll open up Illustrator and Mudbox depending on what the project needs.

I personally liked your work, "Memoir". Where did you get inspiration for this?

Memoir was a piece created after breaking up from a unreal love relationship. Whatever I felt at the time, was what I created in the piece. I often create my best work when I am sad...which can be a good or bad thing. I would say, I create the most personal and heartfelt pieces during those times and that is why they seem to reach out to the viewers more.

Which of your works can you say reflect you best as an artist/illustrator?

To be honest, I am who I am because of all my work. People often automatically pin me to the surreal, or fantasy based photo-manipulation work, but I am actually a very diverse artist. I've experimented with so many styles and I enjoy each one thoroughly. That being said, I would not be the artist I am today if it wasn't for all of my work.

Would you say that you have a signature style?

Presently, I would describe my art style/persona to be "refined fantasy" art. Though many of my friends and fans have known me for my diversity in art, fantasy/surreal art had always been my niche. More so now, with more than five years of experience under my belt, I'm now able to create such works with a confidence that I never had until recently. Quoting what a friend had said about my work - it seems that I have achieved a certain "uncanny eye for detail, patience, and precision in skill and technique." This has benefited my commercial work greatly, as generally speaking, clean, refined, precise illustrations are what clients like.

Do you consider anyone as your mentor? What other illustrator/artist inspires you?

I have a few in mind. Back when I first joined DeviantART in 2004, Josh Dutra helped me by teaching me tips and tricks in Photoshop and Cinema4D. After I joined Depthcore, Jerico Santander was a close friend and a great inspiration. He influenced my style the most out of everybody. Finally, Justin Maller has been a mentor to me when it came to the business side of things. He is the agent that I never had, and he continues to push the Depthcore collective to new heights. I admire his work and more so, his integrity as a person and a fellow illustrator.

Do you have any new upcoming projects?

Yes, I do with various clients, but unfortunately I can't disclose any details. As far as personal work goes, I am trying to push more work out for the upcoming Depthcore chapters. Very excited about that! Be on the look-out on my portfolio website!

What message can you give to our readers?

Thank you all for taking your time to read this interview. I hope that I have left some useful insight that you could use. If you like my work, please feel free to follow me at my portfolio: and let me know if you have any questions! Take care, and all the best.

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One comment on “Interview With New York Graphic Artist and Illustrator Jeff Huang”

  1. Be careful with Jeff, he doesn't produce what he promises and then double charges you with very little design knowledge and a lack of understanding anything, it's all BS

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