Hello! My name is Regina F. Silva, but call me Reg. Everyone does. I’m a twenty-something freelance illustrator from Manila, Philippines, with a degree in Multimedia Arts from the School of Design and Arts at the DLS-College of St. Benilde. I have a penchant for drawing cute, playful, and whimsical graphics suitable for greeting cards, stationery, paper goods, gift ware and novelty items, and children’s books.
Before I became an illustrator, I was a motion graphics designer for television for the biggest broadcasting network in the Philippines. I also have had experience working fulltime as a graphic designer for a creative agency based in New York/Los Angeles/London, designing rich media and flash banner ads, websites, and online games. It was through these previous jobs that I was able to work on projects for clients and brands such as Unilever, McDonald’s, Jollibee, Coca-Cola, Globe Telecom, Sony Pictures, Nickelodeon, Disney Interactive, Google, MTV, and Fox, among others.
In 2012 I decided to go into illustration fulltime, resigning from my design day job. I’m basically still learning the ropes of this freelance illustration thing, and having fun while I’m at it :D I am represented by UK-based Advocate Art, an artist agency.
My hobbies and interests include cats, arts and crafts/DIY, wasting time on the Internet, travel, watching movies, photography, school and office supplies, laughing at my own jokes, and eating Flaming Hot Cheetos.
Wedgie has been one of my nicknames since I was young, not because I always had one (I didn’t) but because it rhymed with my then-nickname, Reggie. The nickname stuck (pun unintended), and so when I was thinking of a domain name to register in college, I went with Wedgienet. It has been my online handle since, and I think the name conveys the kind of work I do: fun, whimsical, playful, casual, and slightly irreverent!