We Are All Artists: Becky Murphy
Though still in her 20s, Becky Murphy can legitimately claim a lot of job titles: illustrator, author, letterer, designer, entrepreneur. She is silly and spontaneous, but also organized and ambitious. And she’s one of the first people chosen by Adobe for a new, year-long program called the Creative Residency.
Despite her accomplishments, Becky is anything but arrogant. Like many of us, she owns to suffering from impostor syndrome. “I struggle with calling myself an artist,” she says. “I know I’m an artist because that’s what I do all day and I love it, but my work isn’t an abstract painting that comes from an existential crisis. I’m drawing thumbs-up hand signals and punny quotes. Is it too light to be art?
“The reality is, we’re all artists. I hate when people say they’re not creative. We’re all improvising all the time.”