I’m always interested in learning more about the creative people that I admire. It’s been a long time since I’ve done an interview series on my blog. The last one was Creative Mix which ran from 2013 – 2014, where I interviewed 10 creative women who had tons of different job titles. Interestingly, so did I. Before that was Blogspiration, way back in 2011, where I interviewed five women about their blogs and how they got started. Interestingly, that’s when my goal was to be a full-time blogger.
My primary creative goal of 2016 is to get my illustration and surface pattern design projects out into the world. In keeping with tradition, let’s start interviewing some illustrators and pattern designers! First up is Stockholm, Sweden based illustrator Stina Persson. I’ve loved Stina’s beautiful watercolor women for some time now and I love seeing the progression of her style since she got started. I’m so excited to feature her work today and get to know her a little bit better.
Hi Stina! How did you get started in your illustration career? Did you go to art school?
I think that I first saw (and loved) your work in NYLON Magazine. What was your first paid illustration job? How did you feel when you were working on it?
What’s your creative process like when you’re working on a client brief versus working on a personal project?
I try to approach both with curiosity and hard work aiming to create something beautiful. I put as much heart into all my work, being commercial or personal, it is just that the commercial jobs end up having a lot more edits and revisions and become further away from my heart in the very end at times. But not always as I’ve gotten better at keeping the work truer to me.
What is the best advice you have for new illustrators who are looking for work?
What are you working on now?
And there you have it, folks. The first interview in my Illustrator Interviews series. Who are your favorite illustrators that you’d like to know more about? Send me an email with a link to their work and I’ll see what I can do! xoxo
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