Margarita Louka
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Margarita Louka

IllustratorCambridge, United Kingdom
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Margarita Louka

IllustratorCambridge, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a freelance illustrator who likes to make digital collages and experimenting with the intersection between abstract and figurative illustration. I also enjoy illustrating stories that deal with migration, memories and journeys. I'm excited to work in projects from different sectors, so feel free to send me a message if you have a collaboration or commission in mind!
Projects
  • Diary of a Young Naturalist | Book Covers
    Diary of a Young Naturalist | Book CoversI was blown away by the vibrancy of Dara McAnulty’s writing and I wanted my cover to portray this vitality, as well as McAnulty's youthful voice.
  • Voyages | Book Arts
    Voyages | Book ArtsRe-imagined a chapter of Eva Hoffman’s autobiography, ‘Lost in Translation: Life in a new Language’ into concertina form. I used the motif of the map & modes of transportation to show a journey of migrating to a new continent.
  • Oblivion | Book Publishing
    Oblivion | Book PublishingA project illustrating Alice Munro's short story, 'The Bear Came Over The Mountain', about a woman that is developing dementia. I chose to use abstract shapes and mark - making to convey dementia; the mark - making becomes more haphazard towards the end to convey a deteriorating mental state. The text also becomes more haphazard, as it fades and falls out of line. Shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2022 | Category: Commercial Publishing | New Talent [https://theaoi.com/wia/?orderby=ra
  • Editorial Illustration | Magazine Cover
    Editorial Illustration | Magazine Cover
  • Editorial Illustrations
    Editorial Illustrations
  • Editorial Illustration | Winter Treats
    Editorial Illustration | Winter Treats
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Projects credited in
  • Arktic Lime Magazine. March '22. Folklore.
    Arktic Lime Magazine. March '22. Folklore.I wrote and Illustrated for the latest issue of @arkticlime magazine. On the theme of folklore. So naturally I wrote about the East Anglian ghost dog, 'Black Shuck.' Edited by Margarita Louka with great work from Indigo Branscombe, Zsuzsa Goodyer, Xinyuan Yang and others! Read it here: https://issuu.com/arkticlime/docs/march_2022_issue_folklore
Work history
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    Freelance IllustratorSelf Employed
    EuropeFreelance
    - Set up and manage a digital magazine, Arktic Lime, with a collection of illustrators which has been running for two years. Ensure the smooth running of the magazine by sourcing new illustrators and writers, assisting with the editing of the magazine and ensuring all illustrators submit work on time. - Organised a group exhibition in Espacio Gallery, London, with a group of nine artists. Built a strong relationship with the gallery owner by communicating in a professional manner and handling the contract. Built a strong network of artists by updating exhibitors on the course of the exhibition and taking minutes in meetings. Co-organised a successful private view, where sales of artworks were made. - Produced custom artwork according to client’s needs, ensuring a friendly and professional experience for the client throughout. - Formatted and produced books in InDesign according to precise print requirements.
Skills
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
Education
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    MA Illustration and Book ArtsAnglia Ruskin University
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Grade: Distinction
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    BA(Hons) IllustrationArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Grade: 2:1
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