Caleigh Illerbrun is a producer by day and an illustrator by night. Her illustrations are usually done with acrylic on paper.

(All artists have to answer the same 10 questions.)

1. First and Last Name
Caleigh Illerbrun

2. Where are you from? And where are you currently living?
I’m from British Columbia, Canada… Currently in the UK, and have been for 10 years now.

3. What’s your main influences?
Art, stories, nature, science… everything. But probably more than anything else the storybooks and cartoons I grew up with.

4. How was your path until this moment? How did you start?
Like probably 93% of kids, I grew up drawing. Maybe slightly more than the average, often forcing my friends to draw with me. Which obviously eventually lead to studying Fine Arts at University. But I don’t really feel like I started to do the kinds of things I wanted to do creatively until I left. There is all kinds of pressures in University and additionally, I was probably trying to be cool by doing the opposite of what I should have been doing.

I don’t really feel like I started to do the kinds of things I wanted to do creatively until I left (university).

I also really wanted to learn techniques, not theory; so after leaving I spent a few years trying new things and teaching myself different techniques. Fast forward 10 years – I’m not a full time artist/illustrator by any means but I don’t think I wanted to be or at least not yet. Right now, I create things I really want to create for no reason at all other than ‘why not’… And sometimes I get to create something cool for someone else… And then ever rarer than that I draw something I hate because… money.

5. Where do you see yourself next?
A similar situation but better, looking back on now and thinking how terrible the work I was creating was, which will only mean future me is doing something better.
Also, I’d like to do more murals and collaborations.

6. Knowing what you know now, what would be your advice for people in the same area?
Create the type of work you want to create, not what you think you should.

Create the type of work you want to create, not what you think you should.

7. Is there something you are terrible at :)?
Math and walking slow.

8. Tell us 3 things you like

  • Cake
  • Mountains, real ones.
  • Quietness

9. And 3 things you don’t

  • Eels
  • Hair
  • Time

10. Last question, what are you listening at the moment (band, specific music or album)
Allan Kingdom, Aminé, Vince Staples and Klaus Layer


Follow more of Caleigh’s work at:
caleigh-ill.com/

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