Jason Sturgill // @jgspdx
“Inherent in the process of sending something in the post is you showing that you are recognising another individual. Everybody loves mail day. It's kind of like this magical moment.”
In our Meet A Creator series, we highlight some of the amazing people who volunteer their time and artistic skills to make Wonderful Post for someone facing isolation or adversity.
Throughout the short films, we’ll talk all things creativity, from how the creator got to where they are today, to their process and inspirations, as well as all things snail mail.
In this episode, we meet Jason Sturgill, an artist from Portland, Oregon, USA who specialises in conceptual work with a focus on character based illustration. We chat about how creativity can bring people together even if they hold very different views, the positive ripple effect that sending mail through the post can create, and more. Check out his work on Instagram.
For his Wonderful Post, Jason created an illustration with a message, and turned it into a stunning Risograph print, using ‘Barbara’ - one of the rare printers at the Outlet studio in Portland. On the back of his riso print, Jason wrote a note to wish his recipient well, and to give them an exclusive insight into the meaning behind the design.