My name is Amy Moon Zafman, and I am graduating this year from OTIS College of Art Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. I am a conceptual artist who creates hand painted watercolor and gouache illustrations. I worked for two companies as an illustrator and designer, creating photo-realistic paintings, mockups, and designs for various products. I am proficient with the Adobe Suite—primarily, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
This illustration was made in response to the New York Times Op-Ed “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” The flag was painted with gouache, and the hands were created digitally.
This digital illustration was made for Women Against Gun Violence.
My intention for this gif was to convey how addictive social media is, as well as its negative psychological ramifications. Aware of the metaphorical/psychological burns that may occur as a result of social media use, we are unable to stop scrolling. Each frame was painted with watercolor and gouache, and made into a gif in photoshop.
Because technology is continuously being created and improved, I wanted to illustrate the old technology we have left behind. Hanging from their own cords, technology that was once innovative has become antiquated. This “hanging tree” was painted with gouache, and the old devices were created digitally.
The telephone pole is covered by forms of communication—such as handwritten letters, postcards, and handwritten notes—that have largely become obsolete. Whether determined to be outdated or replaced by technology, the written word is fading. The telephone pole was painted with gouache and the items were created digitally.