Sarah-Lisa Hleb
Freelance Illustrator and Character Designer

– What’s your Nickname?

Sarah

– Where are you from?

Austria, Europe

– Your years?

30

– What have you studied?

Business administration 🙂 I’m actually a self-taught artist and I learned through books, tutorials, and online classes.

– How and when did you become an illustrator?

I always loved to draw but I only saw it as a hobby. However in 2012, after my bachelor in BA, I was very lucky and I became an intern of another illustrator. That‘s how everything started.

– What have you worked before an artist?

I helped my dad a bit with the paperwork in his small company.

-Where do you work and what are you working on at the moment?

I have an office in a very cool coworking space with nice people and good music and I‘m currently working on my shop and on a workshop for digital painting.

– Favorite and good artists for you?

Oh, I have so many! But some of my favorites are Claire Wendling, Meg Park, Amélie Fléchais, Eva Eskelinen, Ryan Lang, Blad Moran, Eli Baum, Phobs and so many more!

– Favorite drink?

Ginger beer

– Favorite place?

Japan!

– Favorite movie?

The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

– Advice to young artists:

Don‘t listen to what other people say, follow your dreams, do what you love and everything else will follow! And draw a lot!

– Your strong side?:

I’d say I‘m very determined and hardworking if I want to achieve something.

– Sports?

I‘m doing some yoga-like exercises in the morning for stretching and inner balance – if you want to consider this as a sport 🙂

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