Waite! Illustrate is a creative studio founded by Brandon Waite as a way to explore illustration and design outside of the traditional designer's role.
I'm Brandon. I’ve been creating since the fifth grade. I didn’t know what the heck design was back then, or that illustration was even a word. I just knew I loved drawing epic battles between monsters, aliens, knights, and wizards, and my friends thought it was pretty cool too.
I remember the first time someone explained to me what a graphic artist was, I was in middle school. I’ve never looked back.
I was lucky enough to attend a magnet high school in Las Vegas, where I studied the graphic arts, and from there went on to graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Studio Arts.
Even though I've been working in the design field for years, I still think it’s the coolest thing in the world to tell someone I’m a designer and illustrator. It means that at the end of the day, and after all the jargon, technical know-how, and education, all I really want to do is make some awesome art that you might think is pretty cool.