With the third edition, we are pushing the personal nature of Work/Life to a new level. This edition's theme is "An Illustrated Life" in which we explore the ups and downs of illustration and what it takes to stay creative 24/7. Each participant offers their unique take on this theme and have created an original illustration based on a bespoke assignment specific to their interests and story given to them by UPPERCASE editor Janine Vangool.
Unlike awards annuals or traditional illustration directories, our publication is personal. Artists were individually interviewed about their creative focus and artistic technique as well as their inspirations and aspirations. Additional imagery (sketchbook pages, studio shots, inspirational objects) are integral to each participant’s spread, allowing the reader to take a peek into their entire work/life.
Cover illustration by Jeff Rogers. Artists featured in the video in order of appearance: Michael Byers, Ilichna Morasky, Emmi Jormalainen, Helen Dardik, Oana Befort, Karolin Schnoor and Emily Balsley. See the full list of our 100 participants on the UPPERCASE website. uppercasemagazine.com/worklife3/