Ever scrolled through Instagram or Twitter or TikTok and thought, "Wow, this creator is dope?" Because that happens to us. A lot. So we started reaching out.
Meet Octavio Platón Akel, the digital illustrator behind the sneakerhead-favorite Instagram account @monsieursaturday. His work has been picked up by @brkicks, @bodega and numerous industry insiders. Based in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Platón Akel uses Illustrator to create his art.
“I started to follow more buyers, community managers, marketing directors and creative directors that all worked in the fashion industry, and I wanted to be a part of that, so that’s how I started to illustrate them and contacting them about their illustration,” he told Highsnobiety. He’s active in Instagram’s direct messages, reaching out to his idols directly.
Here are five questions we really wanted to ask.