Stephanie Unger proved early on she had a creative side to her, but it was only after finishing university that she fully came to terms with the artistic route she chose to take.“I’ve pretty much always loved drawing from when I was a kid,” said the London-based illustrator in an interview with Beach London.
“At one point I wanted to do comics, concept art, and even animation,” she added. “It was only really after finishing uni that I started going down the illustration route but even now I feel like I do things with my work that push the boundaries of illustration. Probably because I still want to do everything.”
Her creations – bright and uplifting – have a cartoony edge to them, that makes them all the more delightful. And with almost 20k followers on Instagram and collaborations with giants like T-Mobile and Bombay Sapphire, Unger has more than proved herself.
Her work differs in style and form, spanning from t-shirts to murals. With each job, she admits, comes a new challenge, inspiring a different style or technique that in turn broadens her set of skills. “One week I’ll be painting onto a bag, the next I’ll be doing t-shirt designs and the week after I’ll be painting a mural,” she says. “I feel like from my job I have gained a broad set of skills other than just drawing. I also have learnt to be part photographer, part handy woman, and part administrator. It definitely keeps me on my toes but I love it.”
We love it just the same.