Updated: Jan 30
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Audrey Marzin, also known as @etvoilafactory. Originally from France, I also lived in Finland and Singapore. I now live in San Francisco, where I work as an illustrator and a brand designer.
What type of art do you feel most connected to?
I have no clear answer, but I will say Visual Arts and Cinema.
How long have you been drawing or illustrating?
Since I first held a pen! I studied Applied Arts in high school and then went to a design school. I used to draw objects as an Industrial Designer, and now I am an illustrator.
What inspires you the most to illustrate?
Being around nature. People inspire me a lot, as well.
Do you remember your first-ever illustration? What was it?
I can’t remember my first-ever illustration, but Instagram remembers the first one that I posted. I scrolled down to my archived illustrations from 2017, and it is an illustration of a smartphone in an isometric style that I did for a magazine in Singapore.
Describe your creative illustration process in several steps
I meet/call my client to understand the project.
I create mood boards to see if we are aligned with the style.
I sketch storytelling proposals on paper or my I-pad.
I refine proportions, lines, play with colors...
I vectorize on Illustrator.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I have no idea, but I hope to keep meeting inspiring people worldwide and always improve my style wherever I will be.
What three things would you tell others to be inspired to make art during Covid-19?
Things that I try to apply to myself
Do not neglect your health; go for a walk or a run
Stay open to others because they are probably your biggest inspirational source.
Take some time to create without deadline pressure, just for fun.
Which tools do you use to illustrate? Which one do you use the most?
For my digital work, I use Procreate on my I-pad, illustrator, and Photoshop.
I also do screen printing, ceramics, and embroidery. But I definitely use my I-pad the most.
How can others find your work or connect with you?
You can find my work on Instagram @etvoilafactory and get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to find some time to open my online boutique soon!