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Eglė Plytnikaitė’s art is minimal, colourful and conceptually driven. Her goal as an illustrator is to create work that catch your eye and challenge worldview. We are delighted to feature her portfolio in Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide.
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm a freelance illustrator and I work on editorial, social and commercial projects.
How would you describe your work?
Minimal, colourful and conceptually driven.
How do you go about creating your artwork? Do you prefer to work digitally or with traditional media?
I begin with markers on paper and them move to my computer and finish everything digitally.
What are you working on at the moment?
A new editorial illustration project about fear.
Who or what are the top five inspirations for your work?
Vintage posters, science magazines, pop art, music and nature.
What's one resource every artist, illustrator or designer should know about?
What is the most valuable lesson you've learned during your time working in the creative industries?
Discipline and commitment are the main keys to everything.
What is the hardest challenge you have faced in your career, and how did you overcome it?
Being completely out of ideas. That's when I understood that my life cannot be focused only on drawing, so I began to do sports, fell in love with bouldering and archaic Lithuanian folk singing.
What are your professional goals for the next year?
To illustrate a cover of New Yorker magazine.