"(...)when she told me about the project [Arty Network], I was immediately hooked ! It is important to support each other as entrepreneurs and being able to belong to a community of artists. "
Could you introduce yourself in a few words? Where are you from ?
My name is Julie aka Junosaure and I have an immeasurable passion for houses, rooibos infusions and Wes Anderson movies !
I grew up in Troyes. I’ve completed a three and half years course in the Arts & Medias College in Caen (École supérieure des Arts et Médias), then I’ve continued my masters at the Plymouth College of Arts in the UK.
I live in Bordeaux since the start of the year !
What is your main activity as an artist ? How would you define it regarding your own person ?
I’m an illustrator and graphic designer and also a self-taught photographer. I’ve just finished my final year’s internship and I’m just starting as a freelancer. It’s a new challenge for me !
How, when, and why have you started your art ?
I’ve started photography and videography when I was just a teenager, it’s my dad who initiated me. After my final year in high school, I looked for me, I was interested by so many different creative jobs that I no longer knew where to turn. Then I’ve completed an artistic prep in Paris, which gave me the opportunity to realise what I was truly passionate about : illustration and photography. I started writing short stories, drawing characters et I never stopped. I let photography aside but I’d love to manage combining the two techniques !
What is your creative process ? Can you tell us about it in a few words ?
I get a lot of inspiration from things surrounding me, but the nature and the city are the two main themes that prefer. I absorb everything that I see and create around that.
Can you tell us how the idea of working with camera came to you ? How did it affect to drawing ?
As a matter of facts, I’ve always struggled to visualise my style, I’ve spent the last few years looking for it. I was just letting my mind wander on the page until I was truly satisfied by the result. I’ve practiced drawing a lot and watched the work of other artists that inspire me to get where I’m at today.
I’ve practiced drawing a lot and watched the work of other artists that inspire me to get where I’m at today.
Do you have any collaboration ideas with other type of artists/creators that could give another dimension to your art?
I’ve always loved videography, I’d love to animate my drawings on shootings, combine the real and my illustrations ! It would be awesome !
Why did you choose to be an Arty Network Ambassador ?
I’ve known Imane through Instagram for a few years now and when she told me about the project [Arty Network], I was immediately hooked ! It is important to support each other as entrepreneurs and being able to belong to a community of artists. .
What is the perspective of this project ? What would you seek for your own creation/work ?
I think this project is full of great opportunities and meetings with other creators. As an illustrator who just started, it is a priority for me to create a more professional network if I want to achieve projects that match my personality and that have sense!