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Architectural Designer Eric Randall Has the Brightest Insta in the A
By Ashton Pike | Photo: Eric Randall | May 30, 2019
Fill your feed with the sunny vibes of sweet summertime by hitting the follow button on this ATL artist’s abstract Insta.
With a feed that flaunts ocean-blue tones, palm trees, trippy designs and his signature ’stache, ATL-raised architectural designer Eric Randall considers his Instagram a “visual interpretation of how I like to design architecture,” noting his affinity for, “clean lines, color and shadow play, geometric patterning, and playing with symmetries”—all of which make up his orderly yet artful aesthetic that’s garnered him 12.1K and counting followers.
Thanks to a master’s degree in architecture from MIT and his undergrad years at Georgia Tech, Randall’s design expertise took a playful turn with his recent rise as an artist. Now, he says, “I love Instagram to be able to share my works with other creatives—but it’s also a forum to be inspired. You get to see art and design from all over the world, and it’s pretty hard not to get motivated to make new things.”
Fresh off the heels of his first mural as an Atlanta-based artist (he’s moved back to the city this summer after a short stint in San Francisco), the 29-year-old made his mark in W Atlanta - Downtown’s new Local Motives resto with a piece that spans 69 feet and pulls inspiration from Atlantans’ on-the-go lifestyle. “I have never felt a more creative experience than this whole process,” he says. “It was so challenging, but, looking at the wall now, I can’t wait for the next opportunity.”
As if his pride for the A wasn’t already evident, a subtle ‘A’ tattoo on his left arm is a dead giveaway. “I got it with a friend after a boozy brunch,” he explains with a laugh. Hey, what happens in Atlanta, well, you know the rest. @ericrandall