Infographic for Tristan Pollock
Tristan asked me to create infographic for his article “How to build your own Silicon Valley and keep your soul”.
Here's a short story of the working process. Tristan contacted me to create three illustrations for his article about startups. We discussed his vision for the project, and he provided me with three references and a timeline. After four days of work, I shared the first sketches with him. We went through two rounds of revisions and made a few small adjustments to finalize the illustrations.
Tristan Pollock is an American entrepreneur, artist and investor. Most recently, he founded Shisharka Skunk Works to develop new technology projects. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence and Venture Partner at 500 Startups, the world’s most active early-stage venture fund and startup accelerator. There he supported 218 startups with $30M in funding via accelerator, seed fund, and his own angel investments.
Before that, Tristan empowered the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront, a marketplace for experiential retail space. Hailed as ‘Airbnb for Retail’ by The New York Times, Storefront is backed by over $10M in venture capital from leading Silicon Valley investors, hip-hop artist Nas, author Gary Vaynerchuk, and former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter. Storefront merged with Oui Open in 2016 to continue expansion internationally.
Tristan has also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, created street art for a TEDx talk on creative cities, crafted the most read Best Buy email of all time reaching over 23 million customers, and designed a MysteryBot called Shisharka Land whose true origins remain unknown.