Welcome to the third entry in our series of posts highlighting tweeting illustrators (we’ll call them “Twillustrators”). Artists who make good use of social media to promote their work. There are many tweeting illustrators, it’s mind boggling. In each of our ongoing series we will hand pick three that stand out from the crowd. As well as being talented visual communicators they all make good use of social media, self initiated projects and blogging to promote themselves and their work. Enjoy…
Amy is a freelance illustrator and project manager. Creature found her through her blog Pikaland.com. Pikaland is a blog about living the illustrated life, a collection of beautiful things that Amy comes across. It is a treasure trove of inspiration and interesting articles relating to illustration.
Creature is addicted to Pikaland. In particular we love Amy’s personal approach to writing posts that give a little insight into the inner working of her creative mind. As well as this she promotes other upcoming artists and simply publishes stuff that inspires her.
Amy also runs a couple of other interesting creative projects. You can find out more here: www.pikaland.com/projects
Gemma is a freelance illustrator currently living in Norwich with her trusty sidekick, Mr Norman Pickles the Pug. She has a BA Hons in graphic design specialising in Illustration.
Creature loves her simple style and endearing characters. Her personal approach to marketing her work is very clever indeed. With diary extracts, an introduction to her pug and an inviation to view her studio, it allows you to gain an insight into her world, as if you already know her. Creature is sure she will be a household name very soon, if not already!
Gemma has worked for a range of clients including: Anorak Magazine, Macmillan and The Guardian. She is represented by www.nbillustration.co.uk.
Jo is an illustrator from Doncaster currently living in London. She likes to combine a variety of methods such as collage, using stickers, felt tip pens and her computer.
Creature loves the way she mixes media and her application of colour and texture is beautiful. Her work is influenced by found objects, music, films, new places, wild life, vintage magazines, photos and conversations.
She is a proactive tweeter with a 1500 strong following, she also sells her creative wares online and even runs her own blog – oh lovely things – dedicated to design in general, handmade products and things that she finds inspiring on the internet and around London. A very proactive illustrator.