Graphic Artists of the Philippines

In the design world, graphic work is recognized in countries like the US where corporate design is top notch, Germany from its Bauhaus influences, or Switzerland and its modern, minimalist approach and excellent playful work with typography.  While these countries have played essential roles in shaping the design industry standards today, the world is full of talented designers in all of its corners.

Throughout the art history courses in school, we were taught about the design influences of major countries throughout Europe or the United States.  Rarely did the teachings go beyond that region.  Japan was an exception (they have to be with their ingenious design processes and developments).  Frequently during those classes I would think to myself, “What about the graphic work of countries in Latin America or the vast regions of Asia?  I could see the reason for the limited teaching being that the institution and my home is within the US, a country of the 1st world and tied closely to the countries of Europe through its influences and history.  Nonetheless, it never stopped me from wishing they had educated students with a broader scope of design around the world.

Over the last few years I’ve slowly increased my drive to become an explorer for graphic work around the globe.  With the countless designers in this world, there are many artists we are missing out on.  I wanted to take the time to share the work of some graphic artists from the Philippines and give them some recognition and props for their amazing work.  Although the Philippines is a 3rd world country with limited resources and technology, it doesn’t prevent one with a creative intellect to pick up a pen and paper and release the imaginations that run in his/her mind.

INKSURGE

Probably one of my favorite Philippine graphic artists, this creative duo based out of Pasig City, Philippines has some amazing work through their websites, print, illustrations, packaging, and various other mediums.

Inksurge IllustrationPrint Publication designed by InksurgePackaging designed by Inksurge

Work by Inksurge

TEAM MANILA

A creative studio that also has several shops in the Metro Manila area.  They produce some interesting material and use primarily print and apparel as their outlet.  I am a fan of selected typework by this crew.

Work by Team Manila

GRAPHIKA MANILA

For those who are in the Philippines or wish to travel there for a huge annual design conference, this is typically held during the summertime.  I just checked the site and they don’t have any updates on the upcoming conference but when I was there a month ago I did see some advertisements in Manila.  This is something I’ve always wanted to check it out.  Last year they brought in Stefan Sagmeister as one of their speakers.

Lastly, if you have any interesting international artists and designers you’d love to share, please comment or shoot me an email so I can add to the catalog library of designers in my head.  I’m always interested in discovering new amazing work. Thanks!

19 thoughts on “Graphic Artists of the Philippines

  1. Hi Arthur, if you’re interested in meeting the listed graphic artists, feel free to visit their website and contact them directly. I am sure they would be more than happy to give you more information on their work. If you want to check out Graphika Manila, you can also contact them through their website in order to find out more about their upcoming conference since it is not yet posted online. Good luck and thanks for reading :)

  2. Hi. I just wanted to ask if you know of short formal courses/ workshops on graphic design which a beginner can avail of. Thanks

  3. Whoops, I read the “About Us” part too late. I’m from the Philippines and I saw that you guys are based on the other side of the world. But if you have any ideas about workshops back here, I’d really appreciate it :) If not, it’s perfectly all right :)

  4. Hi K, when I was back in the Philippines I discovered numerous resources although I no longer have the flyers I received. Here is one who I am connected through online:

    http://apps.phoenix-one.com/webdev101/

    What medium are you looking to focus on? Web? Print? Let me know and I’ll see what other info I can dig up for you :)

  5. Hi Grapis, I would try getting in touch with the companies above and see where they can point you. Also, check back regularly with Graphika Manila to see when the post up new info on their annual design conference. Currently, their site is down but they have some great info and have brought in great designers into Manila as guest speakers.

  6. Hi There,

    thank you for inquiring about our design services. I have a designer who has been working with me from time to time and is highly qualified to take on your project as he specializes in logo development. Please send over the project brief along with your ideal delivery date and we can go from there. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best,

    Jeffrey Boyce

    PS – I tried emailing you but it bounced back. Are you based in the Philippines or the US?

  7. i need someone who’s willing to create a design for our logo and shirt for our singing group. :D :D

  8. Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I will certainly digg it and in my view suggest to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this web site.

  9. hi, i work for an international company and currently looking for Graphic designers urgently from Philippines,who have a passion for art. We would like full time designers since we are going to do many different projects ,focusing on different niche markets. kindly let me know if you have some people in mind and maybe ask them to drop their portfolios through my email.
    Thanks

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  11. Hi there, I am looking for artists or wanna-be artists who are interested to enhance their Art skills and bring it into the world of digital arts. We are offering Multimedia Arts, Visual Graphic Design, 3D Animation, Web Design, Film Making, Photography. may I ask for your help in inviting some of your members to attend our free workshop here in our office. We also give incentives of 5% for every successful referral. I hope I can hear a feedback from you regarding my concerns. Thank you so much :-)

  12. hi i’am entry level graphic artist and i would like to enhance my skills by having experience in job.Is there any one know when I apply?

  13. hi, i’m planning to have a second course in pursuing my talent/skills. i make logos and different graphic designs, but i want to have more knowledge about it. do you know, where/what course should i take? i really don’t know.

    my hobbies/likes are, doing css/html codes for a website, adobe photoshop and etc.more on designs. i hope i can get response asap. thanks and more power!

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