Illustrator Jade Purple Brown describes herself as a “color-obsessed visual artist.” And with a name that includes no less than three colors, the proof is clearly there. “My name was actually given to me by a friend who was trying to figure out my middle name,” she told Design Milk. “She jokingly guessed Purple since my first and last name already happen to be colors. I loved the way Jade Purple Brown sounded, so I decided to use it as my artist name.”
According to Brown, her name is a clear depiction of the work she does, which she describes as “colorful, strong, and unique.” Indeed, there’s an overall sense of confidence in her illustrated works. Centered around female characters, her subjects – fashionable and confident – look large and in charge.
Her color choices remind of the ’70s aesthetics – an era which also provides Brown with endless sources of inspiration. “I love collecting ’70s interior design books for inspiration,” she says. “The over-the-top colorful palettes, quirky motifs, and the overall carefree attitude of the ’70s excite me, and those are elements that I like to bring into my work.”
“I love creating designs and illustrations for brands that share a similar vision and purpose,” she adds. “It’s the best feeling when brands specifically come to me for my personal style and push me to pump out my very best work.” Based in New York, her work has drawn clients as big as Apple, Facebook, Sephora, and Google. You’d want to follow her work yourself.