PechaKucha Presentation
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Josie Jo

Illustrator, Self Employed in Seaford

Draw Me Happy


Described as one of the smiliest people in Sussex, illustrator Josie Jo shares what inspires her illustrations and happiness! 

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The Heroes Who Welcomed Me

@ VOL 106 ON SEP 20, 2013

Luis Mendo spent years trying to relocate to Tokyo, and now, finally, he's here to live. Here he shows off 20 illustrative portraits he put together of those who have assisted him, inspired him, and welcomed him to this wonderful country.

This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."

"Presentation of the Day" on October 4, 2013.

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!

Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.

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How Do I Draw That?

@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Yamen Elgamel was in town visiting and stepped up to speak about how his artistic and illustration voice / style has evolved through the years. Tune in as Elgamel speaks to loving the Ninja Turtles, Michael Jackson, illustration, and utilizing all of these to find his personal style.

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You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You

@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"I found out that it was so much more interesting in doing everything wrong and developing a style and aesthetic that way, rather than getting things right the first time."
Karan Singh is an Australian artist, illustrator, and animator and living in Tokyo. In his presentation "You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, he shares some of this vibrant and impactful works, representing a modern interpretation of optical art, conveying pattern and depth through minimal palettes. Despite having a decade of work under his belt, he confesses that he doesn't know how to draw. Have a look, and join us in begging to differ on that point.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 24th, 2016. 
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How to Draw a Straight Line

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

Diana Probst teaches you how to draw a straight line - and why to do it that way - in 1 easy step and 8 more difficult ones.

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If The Box Fits

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

Bedfordshire-based Illustrator, Georgina Westley tells us how I became the "lady that does those travel posters" by developing a unique style that creates beautiful artwork of places that people call their happy place.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 16th, 2017. 

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Dare to fail and to be happy

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 20, 2017

Dare to fail and to be happy, there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Sam Hang Tran explains!

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Ridiculously Happy Love Stories

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2018

I wrote on the family piano as a child, I play a lot of baseball, I drink loose leaf tea like its going out of style, and it takes me about 5 minutes to change out of my ‘real clothes’ and into my sweatpants when I get home. This is what makes me ridiculously happy. But once upon a time I thought I wasn’t photogenic, and I find many of my clients think the same thing. Then I realized that no amount of dieting, makeup, or hairspray makes me look better than I do when I’m laughing hysterically. And so I’ve made it my goal to help my clients and the people around me to see themselves the way their family and friends do: a genuinely, ridiculously happy, and loved person.

Ridiculously Happy Love Stories

I never met my mother’s parents. They both passed before I was born. But thanks to many photographs, I can put faces to the stories my mother has told me. That’s what this presentation is about. I’ll be sharing a selection of super simple love stories that will never be told in the movies. These are the, behind-the-scenes moments that stick out to the people I work with. The bits and pieces that outsider might gloss over, but that mean everything to the people living the moment.