Erin Gallagher

         

I am a NYC native seduced by life in sunny Los Angeles. Love the palm trees and tacos, miss the everything bagels and a good slice. I grew up looking at my brother’s comic books before I could read them and watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with the whole family. I’ve had a healthy obsession with Pearl Jam since age 10. Knee-high combat boots were my saving grace during trying times confined to a school uniform. I’m anxious to see more of the world and will travel for work. I love beauty of all kinds and have been known to exclaim aloud when I see butterflies, hummingbirds, particularly nice signage or a great shade of house paint.
I’m an illustrator with a natural eye for design. My work is detailed, yet bold; composed, with a little grit. I’m just as comfortable sketching with a pencil on paper as I am making letters in Adobe Illustrator. I like working on murals and digitally painting faces in Photoshop. I’m happy to work on-site at an agency, from the local coffee shop, or from my sun-filled home studio. I do a wide range of work, but my sensibility is evident throughout, and I’m always looking to expand on my experience and make something rad.

Q&A

What does being a part of the PP mean to you?
Being part of the PP means being part of a global group of artists, many of whom I would never have interacted with otherwise, and calling them friends. We share our works in progress, our artistic struggles, our interests in pop culture and beyond, and our dumb jokes. That’s really valuable for a freelance artist like myself who works mostly on my own.
What has been your favorite PP or client project so far?
I think my favorite PP client project so far was working on X-Men Apocalypse. I grew up loving the X-Men, so to work on an officially licensed project for an X-Men film, featuring characters I love, was definitely a childhood dream come true.

Who/what are your biggest influences?
I’ve always absorbed a lot from pop culture – books, comics, art, tv, films – but most of all I love stories that are emotionally powerful, whether that results in belly laughs, existential pondering, or a good healthy cry.