Thea Glad is a freelancer illustrator and Animator from Norway. With simple lines and shapes, she captures characters in a very expressive way and with an amazing colour palette.
(All artists have to answer the same 10 questions.)
1. First and Last Name
2. Where are you from? And where are you currently living?
I’m from a town in the middle of Norway called Trondheim. It’s the third biggest city in Norway despite it’s relatively small size. I’m currently residing in Mile End in East London, UK.
3. What’s your main influences?
Ah that’s a tough one as I find influence in so many things! Fashion, people on the street, video games, film, experiences, photography, other amazing illustrators/animators. The list could go on and on!
4. How was your path until this moment? How did you start?
I came to England to in 2011 to study illustration and animation at Kingston University in South London.There were very few courses in Norway that I wanted to study, so I chose to go study abroad. Since graduating in 2014 I’ve been working as a freelance animator and illustrator.
5. Where do you see yourself next?
Over the past few months feel like I’ve been on a journey to finding my identity as a designer and illustrator. I’ve found my niche and can work to become more confident in my own work. What I would love to do next is more design based work for companies and studios. I’d also love to explore the possibilities of game design and VR.
I’ve found my niche and can work to become more confident in my own work.
6. Knowing what you know now, what would be your advice for people in the same area?
Time management is important for body and soul and will keep you sane! As a freelancer I feel that it can be easy to fall into a bad cycle of working very late hours and running on little energy. Give yourself a breather when you need it!
Give yourself a breather when you need it!
7. Is there something you are terrible at :)?
I’m awfully terrible at emailing. I often end up overthinking what I write and what the person on the other end would think when reading my words. Another is responding to emails quickly and sufficiently, but I’m working on it!
8. Tell us 3 things you like
- Cute things
- Creepy things
9. And 3 things you don’t
- My stress-induced bad habit of nail biting.
10. Last question, what are you listening at the moment (band, specific music or album)
I’ve been listening non stop to the soundtrack album for an indie game named Abzu, in which you explore the ocean and its marine life. It’s a beautiful game and the music really helps me stay focused while working.
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