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Our city’s weather gets a bad rap, but locals know the rain is to thank for a whole lot of imaginative output. Among other things, illustrator Peter Komierowski says it’s one of the best parts of being a working creative in Vancouver. Peter left the brisk sunny skies of Alberta for Vancouver in 2010. Since then, he (along with his wife Jo) has been spreading illustrated love around publications like Discorder and King Snow. The ACAD graduate went back to school in 2011. He just graduated from the Visual College of Art and Design, like, yesterday and is already keeping busy as a freelancer.
Read on to find out why else he likes being a creative in Vancouver.
What do you do?
I just graduated from the graphic design program at VCAD and I am currently working as a freelance graphic designer.
Why do you love being a creative in Vancouver?
It’s super inspiring to be here. It’s naturally beautiful, it’s the perfect mix of mountains, ocean and city. I feel like there is so much creativity in the air, and so many people seem to be doing awesome work. Plus, I love rain.
How would you like to collaborate with other local creatives?
Any way! The nice thing is that this city makes it really easy to meet other creatives through things like the Culture Crawl and there is an openness within the creative community that makes everyone approachable.
How can people reach you?