We’re so excited to be back in Melbourne/Naarm this year and we’re getting ready to welcome a whole crop of debut designers to our creative community! One of those designers is Italian illustrator, Eleonora Arosio and her bright, playful images and artworks. We had to get to know this incredible designer and have shared the creative catch up below.
Hey Eleonora, what you’ve been up to?
Lately, I’ve been slowly acclimatising to the cold weather by sitting on my couch with my ipad and working. When my mind wanders off, I’m thinking about my market stall at Finders Keepers and how to make it as exciting as possible for the people that already know my work and for the people that will be discovering it!
Tell us about what you do and how you got started
I’m a freelance illustrator and I’ve been in the business for 7 years now. I started with my small online shop and a few clients, and each year my business was growing, projects got more and more interesting and the range of products in my shop went from just prints to stickers, pins, key rings, pocket mirrors, temporary tattoos and more!
How has your business evolved over the past year?
It’s been a good year for my business! Not being able to go out as much made it more of a necessity for consumers to consume art and for creators to create art. I’ve had the chance to work on bigger and exciting projects, and a lot of them involved the community here in Melbourne, which made me feel like I’m very much part of a family.
What is your creative guilty pleasure? What do you do for creative self-care?
I like to work on things that have nothing to do with the kind of art I do with my illustrators. If a friend needs help with something creative that’s not in my style, it’s refreshing for me to create like it’s a hobby again, without following a specific style or the pressure of a client’s feedback.
What do you love about Melbourne?
Everything! Except that it’s so far away from my home in Italy. I fell in love with the chilled life, the people, the excitement of changing seasons, the small but strong creative community and most of all the food.
Who are you looking forward to visiting at the markets?
Makers and Mineral, Sophie McPike and You Me & Bones – and just exploring everything really!
Being brand new to FK, what can shoppers expect to discover at your stall?
You’ll get the chance to see my products IRL, but I’m most excited about introducing some unique items – spoiler alert: pottery will be involved!
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See you at the markets!
Discover Eleonora’s colourful and quirky art at the Melbourne/Naarm Markets this July 8-10th at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Tickets are available here or you can grab them at the door.