Artist Spotlight: Julia Barber
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How many years have you been a freelance illustrator?

I’ve been freelancing now for 5 years, juggling illustration with part time library work. Illustrating can be quite a lonely business so it’s great to get out and work with people face to face. The library is off course great for inspiration and reference!

How reliable are you?

Very I would like to think. I have never been late on a job, if a deadline is fixed, that deadline will be met. I try and avoid ‘all nighters’ but if it’s a very tight deadline and that is what is necessary, that is what I shall do!

In a commercial sense what can your work be applied too?

My work is quite bright and colourful and has been used in all areas of illustration, editorial, advertising and packaging. I have yet to illustrate a book cover and this is something I would love to do in the future.

Who are your top clients?

My top ‘Wow’ clients would be Natwest and Expedia, for both of whom I produced illustrations for their ad campaigns. My top regular clients would be my local Broads Authority.

Apart from illustration what other skills do you have?

I figure skate competitively (NOT at an elite level I might add!)

What’s your favourite sandwich filling?

That’s a difficult one, depends what day of the week it is! Today, a warm baguette with pesto, roasted onion, mushroom and peppers, topped with mozzarella and fresh basil.

Julia Allum

Influenced by mid century poster art, Julia produces bold, colourful images for advertising, publishing and packaging.

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Profile updated 17th March, 2021
Member since 1st February, 2010
Prize for Illustration 2017 - Silver, 3x3 Professional Show 2019 - 2x Honourable mentions
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