In order for you to know more about this community, you’ll need to know a little about me first.
Who is Marcus Kan?
In late 2009, I started an arts and fashion blog called Fusion of Effects. This platform gave me the chance to meet a lot of talented illustrators, photographers and designers around the world.
In early 2011, luck knocked on my door and I became a contributor to an online magazine for 3 years. I featured fashion illustrators from around the world and curated special illustration projects for the brand. I would say that was the first step of building Draw A Dot.
In early 2013, I created Draw A Dot. At that time, I thought it would be a good idea to create a blog focused on fashion illustrations and where I could also have more freedom to create projects with different illustrators. Little did I know Draw A Dot would become a force in the fashion industry with great supports from the talents!
What is Draw A Dot?
Draw A Dot is an online platform where I showcase beautiful fashion illustrations I find online. Shortly after I created the site, I started to create different kinds of open calls for illustrators to participate. This has become a staple for the community.
Throughout the years, Draw A Dot has had the honor of collaborating with brands such as Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, Versace and Mary Katrantzou to create fun, open calls for illustrators to participate. In 2015, Draw A Dot evolved into an agency and we now have a roster of some amazing Canadian fashion illustrators. To date, we have worked with some amazing companies such as Coach, Canada Goose, Burberry, Sick Kids, Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue.
I am very thankful to have built this amazing community. My mission is to continue exploring this fashion illustration industry and to look for more opportunities to showcase the talents!
If you are an emerging illustrator and would like to improve your portfolio, I would recommend you to join our Patreon group. You will get to work on different creative projects and connect with many fashion illustrators from around the world. We have a private chatroom where we will exchange information to help one another to grow.
To all fashion brands, feel free to email me for collaborations. I am ready to take on different challenges and curate cool fashion illustrations projects to suit your brand’s aesthetic.
Last but not least, thank you so much for your support after I lost the site at the end of 2019. Now that the site is back up, it is time to evolve Draw A Dot and to bring more amazing opportunities to all of you!