In this Design Cuts Live session, we had a chat with Pope Phoenix, a self-taught illustrator, art director, animator, and digital mercenary. He’s best known for designing beautiful vector art pieces with limited assets and unlimited imagination. Through Affinity Designer, he's developed a style that combines comic books, anime, and a dash of realism.

As a mentor to other designers, Pope demonstrated his go-to techniques for creating unique, stylized lighting effects using the base pen tool and color palettes in Affinity.