Blake Tupman is an illustrator, sculptor, and fashion designer who is passionate about spreading joy and embracing softness. Blake’s work often focuses on themes of connection and emotion and often uses animal imagery. He loves creating work that can be held, used, or worn; such as ceramics, clothing, accessories, or home goods.
What do you do to get “unstuck?”
Blake: When I am feeling stuck, I try to walk away from the piece I am working on. I go on a walk with my dog; the fresh air and being away from whatever I am working on helps clear my head.
What do you geek out about?
Blake: Definitely dogs, I love dogs of all shapes and sizes. One day I hope to be able to pet every type of dog.
I make what I do in order to spread joy. I also want to create soft experiences and opportunities to express and process emotions.”
What word do you overuse?
Blake: My go to catchphrase is “Cool Kid.”
What is your favorite trick for “keeping it all together?”
Blake: I put EVERYTHING in my calendar. Staying hyper-organized is super helpful for getting things done as well as relieving stress since I know exactly what I need to do to stay on track. Memories from where I’ve been, and acts as another creative outlet.
Why do you do what you do?
Blake: The goal of my work is to spread happiness and warm feelings. I make what I do in order to spread joy. I also want to create soft experiences and opportunities to express and process emotions.