Illustrators, Illustrated

Portraits of illustrators, created by a fellow illustrator! This portrait-chain project provides a platform for illustrators to get to know their community. By encouraging illustrators to get out of their studio and connect with other artists around them, the portrait project aims to help build a strong network within illustration. Bringing together freelancers, students, established and emerging illustrators the project opens up possibilities for collaboration, both in Berlin and further afield.

Portrait of…

Yuliya Gwilym

Yuliya Gwilym, aka yufrukt, is an illustrator, designer and published author focused on creating for children and children at heart. Yuliya’s illustration work is vibrant, filled with bold colours, hand-made textures and cheeky, curious characters. Born and raised in Ukraine, Yuliya now lives and work in the Netherlands, and she has experience in character design, illustration, story development and graphic design.

For more read Rosie Brand’s in-depth interview with Yuliya!

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Rosie Brand

Rosie is an illustrator and ceramic artist currently living in Los Angeles. Originally from the UK, she studied Illustration at the University of  Brighton, graduating in 2013. Since then she has been using comics, illustration and ceramics to interpret the world and its stories. Rosie is active in exhibiting and teaching art, and will be a teaching-artist-in-residence in LA as part of non-profit program, Project Art, for the next year.

For more read illustrator David McMillan’s in-depth interview with Rosie!

 

Portrait of…

Rosie Brand

Rosie is an illustrator and ceramic artist currently living in Los Angeles. Originally from the UK, she studied Illustration at the University of  Brighton, graduating in 2013. Since then she has been using comics, illustration and ceramics to interpret the world and its stories. Rosie is active in exhibiting and teaching art, and will be a teaching-artist-in-residence in LA as part of non-profit program, Project Art, for the next year.

For more read David McMillan’s in-depth interview with Rosie!

Illustrated by…

David McMillan

David is an illustrator and art director, currently based in Belfast. He is originally from Northern Ireland, and studied at the University of the West of England in Bristol before moving to Berlin for a year. David creates rough and ready illustrations; busy compositions with bold shapes, scratchy lines and a cheeky attitude.

Dave works for a wide range of editorial clients, and is part of the new Belfast design & illustration studio UsFolk.

You can read more about Dave in this great in-depth interview with Jayde Perkin!

Portrait of…

David McMillan

David is an illustrator and art director, currently based in Belfast. He is originally from Northern Ireland, and studied at the University of the West of England in Bristol before moving to Berlin for the last year. David creates rough and ready illustrations; busy compositions with bold shapes, scratchy lines and a cheeky attitude.

Dave works for a wide range of editorial clients, and is part of the new Belfast design & illustration studio UsFolk.

You can read more about Dave in this great in-depth interview with Jayde Perkin!

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Jayde Perkin

Jayde is a freelance illustrator. She grew up by the seaside in the South West of England, studied in Bristol, and then moved to Berlin. She has recently moved back to the UK. Jayde creates painterly narratives using just gouache and ink, and continues to develop her illustration practice and documenting her life in small ‘zines and comics. Jayde has worked for a wide range of editorial clients such as Anorak, The Debrief, Das Magazin, The Guardian, Hallmark Cards, and Lagom.

For more read the Illustrators Illustrated interview with Jayde, and her conversation with illustrator David McMillan.

Portrait of…

Jayde Perkin

Jayde is a freelance illustrator. She grew up by the seaside in the South West of England, studied in Bristol, and then moved to Berlin. She has recently moved back to the UK. Jayde creates painterly narratives using just gouache and ink, and continues to develop her illustration practice and documenting her life in small ‘zines and comics. Jayde has worked for a wide range of editorial clients such as Anorak, The Debrief, Das Magazin, The Guardian, Hallmark Cards, and Lagom.

For more read the Illustrators Illustrated interview with Jayde, and her conversation with illustrator David McMillan.

 

Illustrated by…

Judith Carnaby

Judith is a freelance illustrator, illustration writer, and the founder of Illustrators Illustrated! She is originally from New Zealand, and has been living and working in Berlin for more than six years. Judith has a wide range of experience in the world of illustration: creating, writing and as an illustration producer for top international clients. As an illustrator Judith enjoys bringing together clear line, bright colours and tactile textures to create playful illustrations.

Read her interview with Jayde, and see behind the scenes of Illustrators Illustrated here!

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Ella Cohen

Ella is originally from Israel and graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2010. Since then she has been working as a freelance illustrator on different world-wide commissions, and is now living and working in Berlin.

Creating graphic and bold illustrations in both traditional and digital media, Ella’s illustrations are playful and moving. Her observations of everyday life are a great inspiration for her, and her personality-filled illustrations communicate the best, worst, and most absurd of situations.

Ella is represented by Folio Illustration Agency in the UK, and you can see more of her commercial work on their website.

Read or download the Illustrators Illustrated conversation with Ella and Bárbara, and learn more about her inspirations and experiences.

Illustrated by…

Bárbara Fonseca

Bárbara is from a small Portuguese town called Caldas da Rainha, near Lisbon where she studied communication design. Following her move to Berlin three years ago, Bárbara worked in an interactive design studio but now she focuses on illustration. Often using the moniker Veils and Mirrors, she is passionate about her work and has created illustrations for a variety of zines, books, prints and exhibitions, as well as editorial illustration for magazine covers and feature articles.

For more read the Illustrators Illustrated interview with Bárbara, and her conversation with illustrator Ella Cohen.

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Illustrator Bárbara Fonseca and her partner Diogo Correia.

Bárbara is from a small Portuguese town called Caldas da Rainha, near Lisbon where she studied communication design. Following her move to Berlin three years ago, Bárbara worked in an interactive design studio but now she focuses on illustration. Often using the moniker Veils and Mirrors, she is passionate about her work and has created illustrations for a variety of zines, books, prints and exhibitions, as well as editorial illustration for magazine covers and feature articles.

For more read the Illustrators Illustrated interview with Bárbara, and her conversation with illustrator Ella Koo Koo.

Illustrated by…

Dylan Taylor

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Dylan has spent the last six years in Europe – first in London and now in Berlin. He currently works full time as a digital interface designer with a small Berlin start-up, merging his knowledge and enjoyment of design with his freelance illustration work.
Dylan’s works are a playful mix of awkward hand-drawn shapes and tidy geometric structure. With a wide variety of subject matter, his work is beautifully finished, bright, colourful, textured and flat.

Read more about Dylan in his interview with Illustrators Illustrated, and see his website for more work.

Portrait of…

Dylan Taylor

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Dylan has spent the last seven years in Europe – first in London and now in Berlin. He currently works full time as a digital interface designer with a small Berlin start-up, merging his knowledge and enjoyment of design with his freelance illustration work.
Dylan’s works are a playful mix of awkward hand-drawn shapes and tidy geometric structure. With a wide variety of subject matter, his work is beautifully finished, bright, colourful, textured and flat.

Read more about Dylan in his interview with Illustrators Illustrated, and see his website for more work.

 

Illustrated by…

Judith Carnaby

Judith is a freelance illustrator, illustration writer, and the founder of Illustrators Illustrated! She is originally from New Zealand, and has been living and working in Berlin for more than six years. Judith has a wide range of experience in the world of illustration: creating, writing and as an illustration producer for top international clients. As an illustrator Judith enjoys bringing together clear line, bright colours and tactile textures to create playful illustrations.

Read her interview with Dylan, and see behind the scenes of Illustrators Illustrated here!

Portrait of…

Illustrator Katrin Stangl.

Katrin is a freelance illustrator based in Cologne. She is also part of SPRING, an annual print magazine and women’s illustration collective based in Hamburg.

Katrin studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, and spent a year in Brazil learning from master woodcut artist Jose Francisco Borges. She has published numerous and award-winning books for children and adults alike.

Read the Illustrators Illustrated review of her children’s book Stark Wie Ein Bär!

Illustrated by…

Cologne-based illustrator and designer Sarah von der Heide. Check out the portrait of Sarah below by Hamburg-based Anna Katharina Jansen!

Sarah studied graphic design at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, and is part of studio Li33 – a creative collective with a strong focus on illustration, communication- and motion design. Sarah’s clients include magazines and newspapers such as Financial Times Deutschland, Blonde and GQ as well as design- and advertising studios. One of Sarah’s most popular projects is her Tumblr blog Draw Me The News, where she illustrates a current event of world news once a week.

Portrait of…

Cologne-based illustrator and designer Sarah von der Heide.

Sarah studied graphic design at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, and is part of studio Li33 – a creative collective with a strong focus on illustration, communication- and motion design. Sarah’s clients include magazines and newspapers such as Financial Times Deutschland, Blonde and GQ as well as design- and advertising studios. One of Sarah’s most popular projects is her Tumblr blog Draw Me The News, where she illustrates a current event of world news once a week.

Illustrated by…

Anna Katharina Jansen

Anna is originally from Aachen, a small city near to the border of Belgium. Following her studies in communication design she moved to Cologne and began her work as a freelance illustrator. Anna is now working on her Masters in Hamburg, developing works with a charming hand-drawn quality, full of painterly textures, pencil shadings and restricted colour palettes.

Read the Illustrators Illustrated interview with Anna, and see more of Anna’s work on her website, blog, or follow her on Instagram @annakatharinajansen

Portrait of…

Anna Katharina Jansen

Anna is originally from Aachen, a small city near to the border of Belgium. Following her studies in communication design she moved to Cologne and began her work as a freelance illustrator. Anna is now working on her Masters in Hamburg, developing works with a charming hand-drawn quality, full of painterly textures, pencil shadings and restricted colour palettes.

Read the Illustrators Illustrated interview with Anna, and see more of Anna’s work on her website, blog, or follow her on Instagram @annakatharinajansen

 

Illustrated by…

Judith Carnaby

Judith is a freelance illustrator, illustration writer, and the founder of Illustrators Illustrated! She is originally from New Zealand, and has been living and working in Berlin for more than six years. Judith has a wide range of experience in the world of illustration: creating, writing and as an illustration producer for top international clients. As an illustrator Judith enjoys bringing together clear line, bright colours and tactile textures to create playful illustrations.

Read her interview with Anna, and see the Illustrators Illustrated special feature on ILLU 14!