F&T: Name something you love, and why?
I am passionate about a lot of things. Lately I really enjoy cooking. It brings people together and you can make fantastic dishes with just a few ingredients. Also, I have to test all my recipies I want to include in my new cook book.
F&T: One staple thing in your workspace?
My staple piece is my printer/scanner. I couldn't work without it.
F&T: What themes do you pursue?
I'm pretty open regarding themes. When I'm working on personal stuff, I just do whatever comes first to my mind.
F&T: Any memorable responses to your work?
I get a lot of feedback from readers/followers and it means so much to me every single time. It's just a satisfying feeling to know that people around the world enjoy my work.
F&T: A real-life situation that has inspired you?
My first day in the screen printing studio. It was mind blowing to see what a simple technique like this can achieve.
F&T: Favourite motivational phrase?
Just keep yourself busy!
F&T: Last thing you doodled?
F&T: Where do you see illustration going, in the future?
I feel like illustration is having a major comeback in society, not just in newspapers, which is great. I hope this continues, as I think illustration has a deeper meaning, than just being visually attractive.
F&T: Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style?
Work as much as you can, someday you will find your way.
F&T: Whose work do you admire, past or present?
I'm very influenced by vintage illustration from all over the world. I admire russian avant garde illustrators like Boris Ermelenko, the bold works of Fernand Nathan, Olle Eksell, Leonard Weisgard, Alice and Martin Provensen, Miroslav Sasek, Art Seiden, Arnold Edwin Bare and many, many more.
All images belong to Barbara Dziadosz