We’ve fallen hard for Jack Sachs’s 3D illustrations. Shiny and colorful, his creations stand out in the crowd (and boy is it crowded on Instagram). So it’s easy to see why he has caught the attention of brands like Spotify, The New York Times, National Geographic, Google, MTV, and Converse, amongst many (many) others.
The British animator and illustrator, currently living in Berlin, has completed his BA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts in London. But he actually began as a traditional, pen and paper, illustrator, before shifting to 3D illustrations due to an injury.
“I suffered a massive injury to my drawing hand before starting my final year at university, to confront this I began to learn to use 3D software to make my work while my hand healed,” writes Sachs on his personal website. “I now have two fully functioning hands and continue to make work across and around the two mediums.”
Talking about the result of his accident in an interview with wertn, Sachs said: “I wouldn’t have started doing it if that haven’t happened. At the end, that’s a blessing honestly. I know it’s a bit cheesy but it changed my life! Because I really enjoy drawing and I like my drawings but I couldn’t have any commercial success with them, no client would use this for advertisement.”
“For me it’s really fun to have 2 separate practices, they’re always informing the other. If I don’t want to draw, I’ll do some 3D stuff and the 3D will make me feel different about drawing, they’re always keeping the other one fresh and it keeps you from being bored,” he concluded.
Check out some of his illustrations in the gallery below.