I’m the Soul Behind Perspective-Collective

What’s goin’ on?! My name is Scotty Russell and I create, teach and speak under the name Perspective-Collective out of the majestic corn fields of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

My work focuses on injecting a positive vibe through illustrations, lettering and murals. You’ll also find a steady theme of pizza, cats, outer space and coffee in my personal work.

I feel we all have something to share outside of a polished Instagram post and that’s what got me into blogging back in 2015.

Blogging blossomed into public speaking which then exploded into teaching workshops, hosting a podcast and starting my Creative Coaching sessions.

The Mission | It’s Bigger Than You

My mission and vision are to help creatives find their gift, establish a side hustle and win the battle against the inner critic…all outside their day jobs.

In my spare time, you can catch me burning pizza off in the gym, causing mischief with my cats Lucy and Flora and having adventures with my wife Emily and son Little Scotty the 3rd.

I’d love for you to be a part of the missing by joining the Private Facebook Family or joining the Newsletter Team.

Interested in Contacting or Hiring Me?

You can get ahold of Scotty through his contact page.

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AIGA Eye on Design  Creative Market  My Modern Met  Design Taxi   Visual News  Teaching Tolerance Magazine  Local News 


Flourish Conference for Designers • Creative South 2016 • Makers Mentors 2016Crop BR Conference 2017 • Creative South 2017 Workshop • Weapons of Mass Creation 2017 • Pop-Up Crop Goodtype Panel 2017 • Creative South 2018 Workshop • Crop BR Conference 2018 Workshop


Master of OneCreative South PodcastCreative South Podcast #2 • The Formula • Master of One HotseatDrunk on LetteringPassion Behind the Art