Donald Robertson is having quite the year. The Canadian born artist served as a top creative for giant beauty brands such as MAC, Estée Lauder, and Bobbi Brown for over a decade, before he became an Instagram star practically overnight. By the time the average workhorse has taken their first sip of morning coffee, Robertson has already completed at least three new illustrations from his Larchmont, NY home before he's even dressed for work. It was his tremendous affinity for doodling on anything he could get his hands on, from paper receipts to even bananas, anytime of the day or night when his hands were free--that prompted his assistant to sign him up on Instagram in 2012 to maintain a place for his abundance of drawings.
@DonaldDrawbertson (aptly named) was a "Insta-hit" in a matter of weeks, particularly within the fashion crowd. The artist will take whatever supplies he has lying around to create a fashion-meets-pop-icon scene and mere minutes later he's garnered thousands of "likes" and plenty of "regrams" from the stylish celebs he depicts in his mini masterpieces showcased on his pictorial platform. Since joining the network in 2012, Robertson has garnered 129k followers and counting. Using ink, acrylics, gaffer tape, spray paint, pencil, cosmetics--literally anything he finds in a junk drawer and splaying these mediums onto various surfaces like Whole Food's bags and cereal boxes--the artist and suburban father of five can't be stopped. His recent popularity in the fashion industry has granted him collaborations with the likes of Brian Atwood and Bergdorf Goodman just to name a few, and he has no intentions of slowing anytime soon.
A collection of his works can be found at Eric Firestone Gallery, and Robertson recently launched a quirky (his favorite kind) line of books, postcards and posters depicting nuts as major players in fashion, because, as the artist tells it, "fashion is nuts".
Follow him on Instagram for the most whimsical, entertaining and truly inspired illustrations on everything pertaining to pop culture and the chic elite.