We like that designer and artist Shyama Golden points out that her first name rhymes with Llama and that the y is silent. Even more, we enjoy her excellent paintings of human life happening inside prehistoric animals… yes it has a distinct Pee-Wee Herman meets dinosaur feel to it, and that doesn’t hurt. Residing in Austin, TX, Golden works independently and has clients that include such varied examples as Mattel, Gibson Guitars, Southwest Airline’s Spirit Magazine and NASA.
“As a child, I learned how to write code because I figured one day this internet thing would help me share my art with nice people all over the world. Back then I would draw images one pixel at a time, make bad oil paintings, memorize defunct 1960s architecture books, and take pictures of neighborhood cats with my dad’s SLR camera. Since then, I’ve learned computer skills, painted things that aren’t ponies, lived in 3 countries, worked for Texas Monthly magazine for a few years, and then worked independently for a couple more (and counting).”