For illustrator Jana Glatt a fascination with creating characters grew from the theatre classes she attended as a child. “Unfortunately I stopped with theatre classes as I moved along and started studying graphic design at university,” she explains. Her background in graphic design is combined with a master’s in illustration where she “discovered a growing enthusiasm for developing scenic landscapes, combined with a passion for design”.
Since graduating, Jana now illustrates professionally, creating sweet editorial drawings enjoyable for both children and their parents. Her drawing style is simplistic yet the characters’ expressive faces convey all sorts of emotions, portraying both the silly and the serious. Her early interest in performance is evident in her ability to communicate through one drawing. Jana carefully illustrates a person so that their clothes, styling and actions all communicate clear personality, ideal for illustrating children’s books. Her works are also liberal with primary colours in juicy layers.
Now with a number of illustrated book covers under her belt, Jana has moved to Barcelona from her home city of Rio de Janeiro to focus on illustrations for books, textiles and design projects.
- Hey presto, it's Best of the Web!
- Paris-based Studio Jimbo creates "impact and power" with punchy poster designs
- Minju An's oddly sinister illustrations depict strange characters and floating bread
- Friday Mixtape: Warpaint's Glastonbury picks
- Karifurav Caihua’s weirdly erotic Japanese-inspired illustrations
- High octane Nike China animation gets kids to wear their bandages as a “badge of honour”
- “Evolve or die”: Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Rob Vargas on the magazine’s redesign
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- Photographer Khadija Saye has died in the Grenfell Tower fire, her family confirm
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design