Sonntag, 3. April 2011

small talk ::: sandra juto

a few weeks ago i have had a small talk with sandra juto, a great illustrator, artist and photographer from sweden living in berlin. please find our little conservation above.
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would you please introduce yourself with a couple of sentences? for instance where do you live, where are you from, what is your current project or passion, your professional background or the like.

hi, i'm sandra juto, living in berlin. born and raised in sweden where i spent my first 32 years. my current passion is discovering my new city. my professional background is an mfa in design - i work as a designer, illustrator and artist. one of my biggest passions is yarn and i crochet a lot - for example wristworms. i also take lots of pictures, some (quite many actually) of them are presented daily on my blog.
sandra´s wonderful wristworms

how did you get into illustration and where do you find inspiration?

when studying design i was more and more drawn to illustration. my school didn't educate illustrators, but every project i made was about

illustration so i ended up staying at home making illustrations a bit secretly. i find inspiration in listening to people's stories, sitting at cafés, reading books, crochet, good food, dry martini, walking and traveling.

what do you love about your work special, and what don´t you love?

i love the freedom of my way of working, i am my own boss. i don't love that i sometimes don't know when i will get any money the next time, but it's a price i'm willing to pay for the freedom i have.

(c) sandra juto
do you have any plans or projects for 2011?

i have had a pretty long break from illustration, which i will take up this year again. i haven't made more than 2-3 illustrations the last couple of years, will see when i start again, hopefully soon!

what is your typical day routine?

as for a typical day routine i don't have one - i wake up in the morning and depending on what's in my inbox, i shape my day after that.

(c) sandra juto
and at the very end: what makes a felicitous illustration from your point of view?

that you work from a distinct idea and put in something extra into it. both idea-wise and aestetically. i think the beauty of the illustration is as important as the idea behind it.

thank you very much, sandra, for giving me that little interview. i am really looking forward to your new illustrations and hope i haven´t have to wait very long.

illustrations by sandra juto

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