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Local artist designs cell phone cases for Nicki Minaj, NFL players
Local artist designs cell phone cases for Nicki Minaj, NFL players

Nicki Minaj wanted a cell phone case that matched her larger-than-life look — something cartoonish, with bright colors. So last year, the pop star turned to Tristan Herbert, a 23-year-old Parkville artist who makes custom covers for iPhones and Androids. Herbert spent 11 hours designing a case with a drawing of Minaj sporting long blonde hair, big hoop earrings, a belly shirt and blazer. The words "Pink Friday," the title of Minaj's first album, run alongside, and the background is, of course, pink. Minaj's people said it was "amazing," and Herbert, then a largely unknown artist, had his first big client. "Seeing her with the case is...

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