What We've Been Up To
–The extra bits
We just love this animated take on the illustration style we created for Thumbtack, by Very True Story design studio! Thumbtack – Work From Anywhere from Very True Story on Vimeo. The video was widely used to promote how Thumbtack is embracing remote work. –Insider –Medium
In the winter of 2018, when Thumbtack approached me to strategize and define their illustration style, the mission was to show the power of illustration in a boundless way that could reflect the identity of a company. More than anything, the purpose was to speak clearly and empathetically to the people who use their platform, […]
The Academy of Art University brought on Krystal Lauk for their first ever podcast interview, featuring candid conversations with Alumni! Krystal tells her zany story about hustling through University, getting her first clients, and growing her freelance business into a budding agency. Ready, Set, Launch: Creative Mind Podcast Presents Pilot Episode with Illustration School […]
It was a pleasure being interviewed by UI Breakfast podcast, a podcast resource for UI/UXers! Learn how illustration can be an integral part of user experience. https://uibreakfast.com/152-illustration-in-ux-with-krystal-lauk/
So honored and delighted to be interviewed by The Illustration Department who just got on Apple’s New & Noteworthy list! We talked about making an illustration career in tech, how illustration can inspire empathy in product design, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more, listen in!
It was an absolute honor to be accepted into the Society of Illustrators 61 annual book and show! “Girl with Flowers” made it into the un-commissioned category. This totally warranted a short trip to New York to network with incredible illustrators and celebrate! Be sure to grab the SI Annual 61 Publication early next year. […]
Listen to Krystal talk about illustration for the tech industry, and dish some old personal history on Popping the Bubbl!
Cryptocurrency is that new modern phenomenon, that’s striking everyone’s curiosity..if not their wallets. But how many of us understand how it works, and the ideals it promises as a decentralized economy? Here are a few sweet illustrations and animations that show us the way of the coin in a variety of ways! Get this: Square […]
I spoke to Illustration students at my Alma Mater, Academy of Art, about illustrating for the tech industry and DIYing it as an independent illustrator.
My first public talk on the importance of illustration in technology is now available on YouTube! Thanks Ignite SF for bringing me on as a speaker!