Edwin Reginald Beauchamp aka edau (pronounced eh-do) is a Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator currently based in Miami, Florida. Since graduating from the Miami International University of Art & Design in 2008, he has had the opportunity to do work for various companies & design studios. These include Friendswithyou, Pharrell Williams, LG & Lemon Yellow.
Edau tends to immerse himself in inspiration by constantly looking at various outlets which can be seen as influences in his work. These influences to name a few include pop art, dreams, abstract imagery. illustrators on nobrow.net, contemporary fashion design, vinyl toy design and local illustrators. In addition to freelancing full time, he is currently at work on several self-promotional projects. These include a promoting & designing limited edition products for his own personal product line, creating illustrations & experimenting in graphic design.
Ky: What inspires you as an illustrator and what do you think are requirements for being a successful one in this day and age?
Ed: I’m inspired by many outlets in graphic design and illustration that I can relate to and interest me. I try to take in as much as possible and be aware of current trends in order to not fall behind. I think in order to be successful, one needs to be prepared to work as hard as possible and have a good body of work that best represents your strengths. Also, use the work of those who are more successful than you as motivation to work harder to get where they’re at. After all, there will always be someone who is better than you. The sooner you accept that, the better.