Cori Dantini is an illustrator inspired by delicate lines, patterns and handwritten fragments of sentences. Each enchanting piece is truly a thin slice of the artist herself. Since graduating from WSU with a BFA, she has done everything in her power to make art a part of her living. She’s designed clip art, greeting cards, done commercial work, and created mixed media paintings for art/craft fairs and her wildly successful Corid Etsy shop.
She considers her mixed media pieces to be visual poems. Her art embraces the idea of moving past awkward moments and growing…branching out…flying away or perhaps just blooming, despite them. She fully enjoys the uncomfortable moments, the smaller parts of the greater whole—where truth can be found. Her work capture those moments, breaths or looks that you “think” you may have seen. Each of her pieces hand you that moment and then with each and every meeting thereafter, you and the artist are creating a new truth together.
In earlier times, when she was focused on greeting cards, she happened to hook up with an Art Director in Denver… and THAT is when her life as an Illustrator took off with such big-name clients as Dole and Starbucks. You can still see her fabulous works at the McStain website, a green homebuilder in Denver. As a Creative Director myself, I absolutely know that the best creative output happens when Illustrators, Art Directors and Designers work together in a collaborative way. Cori shows us that good Art Director relationships can be a wonderful influence on any Illustrator’s career and longevity.
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