Richard will discuss social media, collaborations and the art of ‘showing up’. Being an illustrator and artist means much more than knowing how to put the pencil to paper. Richard will speak in depth about the relevance of drawing in the 21st century and how to keep the momentum going!
To Richard Haines New York City is an endless runway. He first moved to the city to pursue illustration and instead found a successful career as a fashion designer. Through fashion design he developed a keen eye for the often overlooked details of form, fabric and how a garment falls on the body. This laid a foundation for his illustration work and after years in the world of fashion design, his career has now come full circle allowing him to emerge as one of today’s most sought after fashion illustrators. His wildly popular blog, “What I Saw Today,” documents the clothes and attitudes of New York’s every day trendsetters and fashion icons of all ages. It is his fascination with the people behind the styles that informs his every stroke, propelling his work beyond mere sketches into the world where art and fashion intersect. His clients include Prada, J.Crew, Pennyblack, Il Palacio del Hierro, Calvin Klein, Coach, Georg Jensen, Bobbi Brown, Unionmade Goods, Barneys, Mr. Porter, Grazia, The New York Times Style Magazine, Man of the World, GQ and GQ Italy.