It’s no mystery that creative, Carolyn Figel, wears many hats and wears them all quite well. No, this has nothing to do with anything sartorial or rocking the latest fits. The Brooklyn-based creative has made her name stick by lending internationally recognized companies her creative aesthetic via her design, illustration and animation prowess. Currently, the professional feathers that she’s added to her creative caps are projects completed for MTV leading up to the recent U.S. presidential election and providing visual assets for this years Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl ads, as well as design spots for both Youtube and SciShow.


With all of those notable endeavors to mention, her illustrations have perpetually piqued our interests. Figel showcases her humor and hand-skills with a recent series of broad-stroke drawings that touch on a wide variety of subject matter, from Donald Trump to the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag. Her reference points are as varied as one may think they would be based on what she visually details on paper. Figel draws reference from classic cinema, vintage photography stills and everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, bad television. Take a look at her work below and then hop over to her site to get a deeper look into her scintillating and humor-filled work.