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|
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|
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|