Duration: Three years.
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania.
Education: Bachelor degree in architecture.
Career path: I loved art and math equally, so architecture seemed like a perfect choice. While I enjoyed the challenging and intensive studies, when I began working, I found that architecture was not for me. I loved its complexity, but I was lacking creative freedom.
Then I discovered illustration. I never thought that illustration could be so challenging, interesting and require so much background knowledge of different topics. I immediately fell in love with it. For the past few years, I have been working on my personal style and technical skills, and I couldn’t be happier.
Artistic influences: Artists and illustrators who dig deeper and spread powerful messages through their work. I also have an endless love affair with Bauhaus design, vintage posters and science magazines.
Favorite project: My illustrated book The Invisibles, which tells the stories of real people who were forced into prostitution. This project required lots of research, and the information I found on the topic was more than shocking. However, it’s very important to talk about this taboo topic, and I hope that my illustrations help spread the message and make the information easier to digest.
Work environment: I work at a hub with other freelancers from a variety of fields, like marketing, robotics and information technology management. My workplace is extremely clean and quiet. I love it! After sharing many creative studios, I have found that the more calm and organized my workspace is, the more unique my illustrations are. I live and work in the old town of Vilnius, which is very beautiful and cozy, with a bunch of nice spots to sit down and have a coffee.
Approach: I connect realistic forms and create nonexisting objects invite people to see a topic in a different way.
Aspirations: To work on bigger campaigns calling for change, and hire a couple of illustrators to work with me and begin creating contemporary art.
Philosophy: Create work that matters.