Most artists have a feel for it from a young age. Such is the case with Stephanie Unger. “I’ve always loved drawing, but for a brief period, when I was 8, I wanted to be a vet… Then I returned to drawing,” she recalled in an interview with Lecture in Progress.
“Studying illustration at university was great; it allowed me to meet amazing people with the same interests as me. It really took me out of my comfort zone and opened my eyes to different ways of approaching projects and situations. I wouldn’t have learned these if I’d just gone straight into freelancing. For me personally, they were also some of my hardest years. I left pretty thick-skinned, which has helped me be more confident in the type of art I want to produce.”
Currently based in London, Unger’s work spans from illustrations to fashion, music, branding, advertising, and editorial. “Every time I do a different project I learn something new and grow as an artist,” she explained. “I do think having a good balance between personal and commercial projects has been really important. They both inform each other and help with the development of my work.”
Take a look at some of her work in the gallery below.