Timeout with Brian Hurst

Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Brian for being today’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.

avatarI’m Brian, a 29 year old designer and illustrator. Born and raised in Orange County, CA and currently living in Irvine with my wife of 1.4 years. I spend my days designing for Mariners Church, and my nights doing freelance and self-initiated projects under the moniker The Quiet Society.

What are you working on?

Lots of stuff, but the project I’m currently most excited about is a self-initiated children’s picture book I’m writing that will involve a lot fun illustrations of cities and stuff. Look for some dribbble shots early 2013.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.

This started life as a little scratch paper sketch. Probably during a meeting or something. I liked it enough to keep sketching it over and over and turn it into this.


Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot(s)? (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch, etc.)

At home my set up includes a Macbook Pro that’s probably running on borrowed time. I spend most of my time in Adobe Illustrator. Other tools include Rhodia notebooks, scratch paper, G2 Gel Pens (.38mm), Ticonderoga pencils, india ink and nibs, the occasional paint brush (for textures) and Canon scanner. Vintage desk lamp found in mother-in-law’s garage.

Choose a favorite shot from another player. Tell us why you dig it.

I really like just about every shot I’ve seen from Levi McGranahan. The building shapes on this are delightfully odd. Plus the texture, colors and misregistered print look is spot on.


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