Watch Me Work: Francis Vallejo, Assistant Professor, Illustration

Vallejo’s focus is sharp, his manner is relaxed and his dedication to craft is real. But he doesn’t get so bogged down with labels. His CV is replete with commercial clients across industries on the one hand and art exhibitions on the other. “There’s not necessarily a line between fine art and commercial work,” he explains. “We’re trying to put lines on a surface to tell a story. Sometimes it’s personal and just for yourself and, other times, it’s for a client. But we’re always trying to communicate something.”