Creative Theory Podcast

Episode 09 - Scott Sueme

Scott Sueme is an abstract artist and painter from Vancouver BC. While he is most known for creating paintings and exhibiting artworks, he also specializes in custom installation painting, mural and graphics.

Scott and Ilya talked about the world of graffiti, evolving as an artist through various styles, pricing and naming artwork, Scott's previous bodies of work and the upcoming Home Work solo show, and lots more.

Check out Scott's show - Home Work on May 11th, 2018 at Kimoto gallery:

Learn more about Scott here:


Episode 08 - Tierney Milne

Tierney Milne is a Montreal-born designer and artist currently living in Vancouver. Her studies in Psychology (BA, UBC) and lllustration/Design (IDEA Program, CapU)  inspire her to breakdown the complexities of our inner and outer landscapes and recombine them in colourful and unique ways. She loves to use experiential or tactile elements in her work, and often plays with unusual materials to experiment and bring a concept to life. When not doing commercial pieces, Tierney pursues her own artwork, mural, and stop-motion animation projects. 

Tierney and Ilya talk about working on murals, value of experimentation in the artistic pursuit, playfulness and finding ways to contiune learning, transition from full-time to freelance work life style, and a lot more.

Find Tierney here:

Episode 07 - Matt Boismier

Matt Boismier is an Art Director, character designer, and fine artist currently living in Vancouver, BC. You can find him at @tooninator on Instagram and see more of his work here:

Matt and Ilya talk about the amount of effort it takes to achieve your dream career, obstacles and attitude towards failure, doing freelance work while traveling, future pursuits and lots more. 


Episode 06 - Tara Williamson

Tara Williamson is an illustrator, designer, and fine artist from Vancouver, BC who currently works at Atomic Cartoons. 

Tara and Ilya talked about the benefits and pitfalls of pursuing many types of artistic expressions, working towards an Art Director position, travel, being a woman in animation industry, finding fulfilment in traditional mediums and a lot more. 

You can find her work here:

Look out for Tara's work and many other artists coming up this September at Art Breakers Market (

Episode 05 - Will Phillips

Will Phillips is an illustrator, 3D generalist working on VR games, and a fine artists who has an upcoming first solo show at Slice of Life Gallery and Studio on March 15th, 2018.

Will and Ilya talk about working in video game industry, the future and possibilities of VR, differences between large and small studios, how to approach a consistent body of work, learning from the people we aspire to and a lot more. 

Find Will Phillips on Instagram - @sketchbork , and look for a podcast he is also involved in called - Engaged Citizen X.

Episode 03 - Peter Ricq

Peter and Ilya talk about balancing numerous artistic avenues, ambition, pursuing large projects, what it took to become a movie director, and a lot more.

Peter Ricq is an award-winning creative force. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a, Television Producer, Writer, Art Director, Designer, Music Composer and Performer with Humans and Gang Signs, he created a graphic novel - Once Our Land, a feature doc - Come Together, and recently had his directing debut with dark comedy/horror movie - Deadshack.

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Episode 02 - Yousuf Mapara

Yousuf and Ilya talk about how various aspects of life tie into artistic pursuit, balancing your time, finding a way towards a clear vision within your art, making video games and a lot more. 

Yousuf Mapara is an Art Director, animator, martial artist, creator of Secret Ponchos. He has been involved in the video game industry for over 19 years, 15 of which he has been in a position of Art Director and Creative Director with a passion for constructing impactful moments and experiences for game audiences. 


Episode 01 - José Arias

José and Ilya talk about speed painting, balancing your style versus what is demanded of you in a work scenario, contemporary art, education, studying, art culture of Mexico City, and more.

José Arias was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. At the age of 18, he moved to Vancouver, B.C. along with his family, to have a better life and pursue a career in the animation and production for film and games industry as a concept artist and designer.

Bonus episode with José:

Find José and his work here: