As a child growing up in Romania I spent days with my dad poring over his vast collection of art books, often painting Turner-inspired canvases at the same time. Although I inherited a love of drawing from him I went on to pursue a career in linguistics, but spent most of my time at university penning illustrations, rather than taking notes.

I was quickly drawn into the design world, where I’ve taken every opportunity to incorporate drawing into my work – creating everything from icons and infographics to characters and monsters. My illustrations are bold and colourful, with a touch of humour, and usually start life as sketches on paper before being recreated digitally.

I am also a member of Puck Collective

I work mainly in editorial and advertising, but I’m open to briefs of all kinds so please get in touch.

hi@emilpaun.com