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Hailey Slack

Hailey Slack, my life and my work strive to be authentic and thoughtful. Every job I undertake is an expression of myself, the people...

Art is an exploration of self and the world around us. Design brings order to our ideas so we can communicate them. Illustration tells a story, whether imagined or an interpretation of reality. How do I define myself amidst these fields, intertwined as they are? How do I explain who I am: an artist, a designer, a storyteller? These definitions are far too simple for something that is far more complex. I prefer to introduce myself as human.

Some days I feel less like a human being and more like a human doing. I feel the universal pressure to be busy, to produce like a well-tuned machine. But my purpose is not to merely manufacture, but to create. My life and my work strive to be authentic and thoughtful. Every job I undertake is an expression of myself, the people around me, and the world we share. Every artwork, every design is left with a touch of humanness. The process, the message, the finished product are all an exploration of deeper meaning. 

I work with both digital and analog mediums, thoughtfully chosen to fit the nature of each job. I seek to capitalize on my strengths and grow beyond my weaknesses, treating each project with dignity and dedication. Yet my work goes beyond the boundaries of the canvas or the screen. It is an outstretched hand to the audience, the people who view each artwork and design: to you. Let this be a space to reflect on your own journey. We are each a story worth telling.