Meet the Artist – June Digan

This month in Meet the Artist we’re featuring graphic designer and illustrator June Digan. We recently featured June in an article on some of the best designers to follow on Instagram and decided to reach out to her in order to learn more about the artist behind the art. In this interview June highlights the processes that make up her design process and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her craft.

I’m June Digan, a designer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. I’m also a graduate of Fine Arts and Design major in advertising arts at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. I like to think that I translate my emotions through my work by using delicate characters and whimsical landscapes. My creative process is just like what others do, but it can also be a bit complicated cause I’m a graphic designer. I’ve been working as a graphic designer for eleven years now – several years in a corporate setting, and now running my own business as an independent designer and artist.

Meet the Artist - June Digan Interview
Meet the Artist - June Digan 6

I work in both the traditional and digital medium. For branding and other design projects, of course, I use photoshop, InDesign, or illustrator. But for commission artworks, I usually go with a more traditional approach such as watercolours, gouache, and acrylics. I share most of my works on my Instagram account.

I’ve been inactive for several weeks now, mainly because of the pandemic. It’s hard to get inspired these days. We have been quarantined for several months now, and I’m still struggling to figure out how to work around this set-up. It’s a challenge to work, especially with what’s happening in the world, but I’m still trying. I’ve been working on some artworks offline, but I’ll probably share them within the next few weeks.

It’s been a fun and challenging journey for me, from being a designer in a corporate world to having the creative freedom of an independent designer and artist. Both have pros and cons, but the world is changing, and so are we. I’ve always believed that we must continue to grow as designers/artists. Find opportunities that will help you grow, but don’t forget to play and have fun while you’re doing it.

Find opportunities that will help you grow, but don’t forget to play and have fun while you’re doing it.

Lastly, I’d like to mention my favourite series at the moment. I used Gouache and Watercolour on acid-free paper (Sketchbook).

I recently painted a couple of illustrations in my sketchbook. I’m honestly bad at completing any illustration series, but I’ve had that sketchbook for so many years now. I almost thought the paper was already expired, but I decided to use it this year. I started painting it from March to April when the pandemic happened.

It’s not something with the most recognition, but it’s that one work that I feel I’ve connected with the most. I also learned a lot while painting it. I became more conscious of my painting process- like enjoying it and taking all the time I need to finish it. It’s an on-going series and is inspired by all the emotions and feelings I have felt in this pandemic quarantine.

To find out more, make sure to visit June’s website and follow her on Instagram and Behance.

If you liked this article, feel free to share it. Also make sure to check out the other meet the artist interviews we have done. Subscribe to our newsletter in order to be notified when we publish a new interview on Xquissive. Leave a comment to show some love!

Join our Newsletter

Sign up now to stay up-to-date on industry trends, inspiring stories, helpful resources, and more.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related posts

How to start your own print on demand business

How to start with Print on Demand

How to start a Print on Demand (POD) business If you're looking to start your own business from home, a print on demand business is a great choice. It could be even more interesting when you already are an artist or a graphic designer, but it's not necessary. With...

PhotoVibrance Review

PhotoVibrance Review: A Designer’s Perspective

If you’re looking to take your blog photos to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to be breaking down what exactly PhotoVibrance (sometimes called Vibrance or Photo Vibrance) is, our personal experience with it and where you yourself can get...

How To Hire a Graphic Designer

Hiring a Graphic Designer in 2023: The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know to hire a Graphic Designer Hiring a graphic designer can be an exciting step to take. Whether you’re looking to hire a graphic designer for a new logo, print on demand designs, branding, web page, brochure or advertisement, making the...

Photoshop brushes to procreate and Procreate brushes to Photoshop

How to use Photoshop brushes in Procreate (and vice versa)

Hey there, did you know that you can use Photoshop brushes in Procreate? And that you can use Procreate brushes in Photoshop? Me neither! If you are like me, then you have probably added hundreds of Photoshop brushes to your collection. We also have our favorite...

Developing and Implementing Effective Learning Objectives

Developing and Implementing Effective Learning Objectives

Do you want your learners to achieve specific results from your training program? Do you want to create a focused and effective learning experience? One of the key elements in achieving these goals is developing and implementing effective learning objectives....


May Art Challenges

With the looming pandemic, it can be challenging to be cooped up in your house with the same daily routine. With this being said, tapping into your creative side can be a great outlet for stress and anxiety during these trying times. Why not take part in an art...

Featured Artist Gianfranco Merati

Featured Artist – Gianfranco Merati

Gianfranco Merati Gianfranco Merati is an Italian photographer whose work is driven by the belief that beauty can be found everywhere, and his mission is to reveal it through his photographic lens. For the past decade, Gianfranco has been developing his practice,...

best graphic design products 2023

Best Graphic Design Products to Use in 2023

Graphic design is an ever-evolving field. New trends emerge each year, and how we use graphic design products changes with them. Whether you are a professional designer or just starting out, you will find MasterBundles’ selection of graphic design products to be...

Best Print on Demand Courses

Best Print on Demand Courses

The best POD courses of 2023 Passive income seems like something magical. Who doesn't want to receive hundreds or thousandths of dollars each month besides their regular paycheck? Or... maybe even better, who wouldn't love to have a passive income and quit their...