All of you know our big secret… we are in love with illustrations. One of our goals is to make illustrating a highly qualified profession. Therefore, in december 2015 our agency on the base of our educational project ILL&MATES TALK organized two-day event Illustration. How It Works for illustrators and designers.
The first day was dedicated to editorial and book illustration. Our speakers were Anna Kopylova, art director of Osnovy Publishing, Alexey Tarasov, ex-editor in chief of Esquire Magazine and now editor in chief of Buro247 Ukraine and Tatiana Kremen, fashion editor of Buro247 Ukraine. We talked about editorial illustration trends and features of editorial market in Ukraine, discussed how to present portfolio properly to art directors and build efficient work process with magazines and publishing houses.Our special guest was Victor Melamed, prominente illustrator and teacher. His client list includes numerous of leading magazines such as Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. Victor established a two-year illustration course at Moscow’s British Higher School of Art and Design. Also he is a founder and manager of the community Tzeh which units over 70 Russian speaking illustrators from all over the world.
The second day was the eight-hour collage workshop from Victor Melamed. Collage Game: collage as a tool, collage as a trainer, collage as a joke, collage as art and art as a collage. It was very intensive and even hard, but in the same time productive and useful.