This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.

Colin Hesterly is an animator, illustrator & designer currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. His detailed illustrations all have a very playful nostalgia to them, whether it’s used for print design or as animation. Colin is a true master when it comes to subtle textures and colour palettes. Don’t take my word for it though. Check out some if his work,, including the 2010 showreel, below. For more inspiration visit