Denver based artist ILL.DES creates abstract universes of geometry and dimension that unapologetically nod to his background as a computer engineer. The soft, almost pastel color palette that unifies his work brings a playfulness to the otherwise quite rigid forms and complex designs. From digital work, to canvas, animation, and large scale murals, the work is striking and clean and instantly identifiable. Recently, Ill.DES teamed up with artist and lead director A.L. Grime to launch the highly touted Denver Walls mural festival which is where we sat down with him to discuss art and life and what it’s like to be in the eye of a mural festival storm.