"Danni has a strong, consistent, and unique voice to her illustration. She's also a pleasure to talk to...eager, engaged, and appreciative of feedback. Her work would fits editorial and fine art categories equally well." - Kristin Rogers Brown of BITCH media / magazine
Danni Zamudio spends the majority of her time makin' art as well as makin' a living as a freelance illustrator in Portlandia, Oregon. Focusing on comics, cartoons, and with a passion for editorial illustration--her dynamic visual solutions span across both the digital and print industries. She possesses the technical skill sets to create successful brand identities and marketing strategies while providing art/concept direction and more.
What inspires you?
Aliens, stories about mental illness, philosophy [Georges Bataille / Aristotle / Nietzsche], rap + hip-hop, nightmares, David Lynch, urban exploration, pugs, various graphic novels, old cartoons, blue neon lights, Die Antwoord, and survival horror video games.
Can you draw me a picture?
Yes! I take on both digital illustration and traditional painting commissions. Email me with the size and medium you’re interested in for a quote. You can also stop by my store to see what’s available right now. I’m open to most types of commissions and will work with you extensively to accurately capture your vision.
Who does your hair and which hair dye do you use?
I’ve been cutting my own hair since I was sixteen, and my favorite color brand to use is Special Effects. The hair always changes.
What are your tools?
Micron and Copic Multiliner pens
Windsor and Newton gouache paints
Photoshop CS5 on a MacBook Pro
- I was born! Rah!
- My biological father was a cartoonist, and he would draw cartoons all the time. I started drawing right away.
- At the age of nine, I start drawing my first comics. Most of them have been destroyed / lost since then, and most of them consisted of Poke'mon.
- I was eleven and graffitied / tagged every park in my hometown. That would be about seven of them, all written with black sharpie. And I was making a lot of art later in middle school; writing short stories, making comics, drawing monsters.
- I have my first art show in Forest Grove, OR through the high school that I attended.
- I graduate high school and enroll in The Pacific Northwest College of Art, a private art school in Portland, OR majoring in illustration. I'm eighteen and ready to have a crazy next four years living the college life.
- At nineteen, I start modeling for fun.
- Having art gallery shows more regularly, mostly group shows. I lived in Seattle half of the time, and I loved every bit of it! I also had a summer internship working with Jeff Proctor.
- Age twenty-two, I graduate PNCA and have an art show in San Francisco [my first visit]. I continue to have shows, thanks to the help of my college thesis mentor, Martin French. AND I got to meet a favorite famous artist of mine growing up.
- I create my first comic series titled, 'Desert of the Real'.