Meet : J.M. Scott

This week’s MEET features J.M. Scott, a 30-year old graphic designer from Indianapolis who designs full-time for the Public Relations Department for the State of Indiana. This artist’s simple answers and wonderful illustration work speaks for itself! Enjoy!

Q1. At what point in your life did you know you’d be an artist? While in high school I was interning as a microbiologist (through my chemistry class) and I got to create my poster on a Mac using Corel Draw. There was something about illustrating petri dishes on the computer that inspired me.

Q2. Do you have another talents, passions, or hobbies? I really love screen printing. I work mostly on different paper. I’m not really into the fabrics.

Q3. Who has been the most encouraging person in your life? My mother.

Q4. What inspires you? Quotes. I love to take quotes and create illustrations. Photojournalism, like the photos found on’s “The Big Picture.”

Q5. What medium still intimidates you? Watercolors. I’ve tried it but I still don’t have the hang of it.

Q6. What artistic trend do you dislike? I have trouble getting into a lot of abstract art but I love Jackson Pollock.

Q7. What has been you favorite piece of someone else’s art up until this point in your life? Ralph Steadman’s Animal Farm illustrations.

Q8. Do you think you have a specific style? What is that style and do you see yourself evolving out of that anytime soon? I’m not sure of my style right now or where I want it to go.

March 9, 2010