Illustrator Feature: GET AWAY FOR SPRING

Without the confinements of time and space, where would you go to explore over Spring Break?

From the beaches of Hawaii to the colorful streets of Mexico City, getting away from the routine of everyday is part of the appeal of Spring Break. Meet five members of our creative community who we’ve asked to show us their dream Spring Break locales.

Illustration by Ery Burns featuring the Native Shoes Zurich sandal

Featuring the Zurich sandal

Ery Burns

Ery Burns is an artist living in Bristol who doodles for a living. Here she illustrates somewhere – anywhere, lush and peaceful to put your feet. Her most incredible getaway? Snorkeling through a jet stream of shoal fish in ancient Roman ruins off of the South of France.

Illustration by Caitlin Das featuring the Native Shoes Audrey d’Orsay flat

Featuring the Audrey d’Orsay flat

Caitlin Das

Caitlin Das is an illustrator born and raised in East Vancouver whose work you may recognize from Native Shoes’ store windows. Her illustration depicts a dream of hers to explore Southeast Asia; chowing down on veggie pho and fresh salad rolls, taking a boat tour through the floating market in Bangkok and shooting roll upon roll of film.

Illustration by Sophia Chang featuring the Native Shoes Zurich sandal

Featuring the Zurich sandal

Sophia Chang

Sophia Chang is a prolific illustrator and designer; born in Queens she is working her way through New York’s streetwear scene and beyond. Here she lends a Hawaii-inspired taste of summer to the Zurich sandal – “The island vibes of Hawaii encourages me to unwind and relax.”

Illustration by Derek Desierto featuring the Native Shoes Jefferson

Featuring the Jefferson

Derek Desierto

Derek Desierto is a Vancouver-based illustrator and designer who recently published his first children's book with fashion mogul Eva Chen. His illustration of Jefferson-wearing explorers was inspired by the otherworldly Antelope Canyon. “Something about the red rock showing the history of the land through its many layers… Also, I just think it looks really cool!"

Illustration by Sebastian Curi featuring the Native Shoes Jefferson

Featuring the Jefferson

Sebastian Curi

Sebastian Curi is a traveling illustrator out of Buenos Aires currently based in Vancouver, Canada. These punchy Jeffersons tread through a landscape inspired by his last trip to Mexico City, discovering the boundless color and beauty of the Bosques de Chapultepec.

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