Laila Labba
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Laila Labba

IllustratorKarasjok, Norway
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Laila Labba
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Laila Labba

IllustratorKarasjok, Norway
About me
My name is Laila Labba and I was born and raised in "The Sámi capital" Karasjok, Norway. I picked up a pencil at 17 and started drawing portraits; I noticed my line was quite alright and never stopped drawing since. I am Sámi (the indigenous people of Scandinavia and Russia), and my practice is inspired by our culture and history. Central to traditional Sámi essence is that it's the humans job to protect and nurture nature, to not collect more resources than necessary and to always leave/give something back. I wish to inspire this way of thought. Instagram: Lailalabbart
Projects
  • submissions for D&AD New Blood Festival 2020
    submissions for D&AD New Blood Festival 2020Sámi inspired illustrations from four different projects. (see my other project folders for info)
  • Illustrations for college textbook "JO1 Sámegiella -oahppigirji"
    Illustrations for college textbook "JO1 Sámegiella -oahppigirji"Illustrations for Sámi college textbook JO1 Sámegiella -oahppigirji
  • Illustrations for clothing brand "Laš"
    Illustrations for clothing brand "Laš"Sámi clothing brand "Laš" by Kajsa Kvernmo. Model Naja Fors. Motifs illustrated by me. www.l-a-s.no
  • Pattern illustrations
    Pattern illustrationsRepeating patterns created for a university project
  • Book cover for "Sáve Sápmi" by Elin Marakatt
    Book cover for "Sáve Sápmi" by Elin MarakattPhoto collage, digital painting and photo manipulation
  • Graphite portrait of NRK journalist Johs Kalvemo
    Graphite portrait of NRK journalist Johs Kalvemo60x60cm graphite portrait
Projects credited in
  • The University of Huddersfield, BA (Hons) Illustration
    The University of Huddersfield, BA (Hons) IllustrationThe illustrator gathers, enlivens, softens or perturbs – drawing our surroundings, histories and desires together in a journey from eye to hand. To draw is to navigate thresholds of difference and representation, in order to stage an encounter between singular, subcultural and majoritarian ways of seeing.    Escaping the page and crossing the frame, line and narrative become vectors. Wending, weaving and spreading, they seek new surfaces, and explore new contexts. By infiltrating disciplines an
Work history
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    freelance illustratorlaila labba art
    Karasjok, NorwayFreelance
    Started a sole proprietorship for my freelance projects
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    gallery hostsami center for contemporary art
    Karasjok, NorwayPart Time
    Aiding in preparation for exhibitions, assisting curators, packing and selling art and commerce, welcoming and serving guests, designing exhibition posters and flyers
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Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Pattern Design
  • Portrait Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Children Illustration
  • Drawing
Education
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    Illustration BA (hons) University of Huddersfield
     - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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    N/Akunstskolen i karasjok
     - Karasjok, Norway
    Two year introduction to art with art history, study trips and workshops in various mediums