XpoNorth Podcast #005 - Astrid Jaekel

What makes an illustrator distinct form an artist? How can you take creativity from small formats like book illustration to the scale of decorating houses or entire streets?

Astrid Jaekel knows the answers to these things. As an illustrator, lecturer and noted artist in residence she has the insight and experience of facing all of these challenges.

In a fascinating conversation, Astrid explains how she became an illustrator, how delivering large scale installations needs a team, and what inspires her to come up with striking projects like papering houses….on the outside!

Show Highlights:

  • What is an illustrator
  • Working in collaboration with others
  • Finding work
  • Being and artist in residence
  • The Wigtown Book Festival
  • Being both a teacher and a professional illustrator

Interviewee: Astrid Jaekel

Host: Tim Wright: Tim Wright is co-founder of twintangibles a Scottish based management consultancy and an advisor at XpoNorth Digital.

Resources / Articles mentioned in the podcast:

Astrid's Homepage:

Wigtown Book Festival:

St Andrews Poetry Festival


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