Five Questions With Tegan Iversen

Written by Tegan Iversen

flowers artwork – designed by Tegan Iversen

Tegan Iversen debuts at Finders Keepers Melbourne AW18 this 13-15 July

How did you come to be a seller at Finders Keepers?

I’ve attended Finders Keepers many times & always thought that being a seller at Finders Keepers would be amazing- ultimate goals & now I’m here woohoo!
I’m an artist & illustrator as well as a sometimes art curator, F*EMS zine co-organiser, party shop assistant, babysitter & hot chip lover!

I studied Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts a couple of years ago & since graduating I exhibit my art in galleries, create illustration work for clients as well as constantly make cute things like zines, stickers & lots & lots of colourful art!

kitty clock pins – designed by Tegan Iversen

little batman zines handmade – handmade and designed by Tegan Iversen

Talk us through a typical day in the life of Tegan Iversen.

I juggle my time doing lots of different things. I am always drawing or making something & at the moment I create art from my house.
I like to make lots of my items with my own hands- drawing, painting & making zines. I have local printers who do a beautiful job printing my digital artworks & recently have had some sweet patches & stickers made by cool companies within Australia.

Who inspires you and your creative process?

I am inspired by the wonderful world around me! Taking inspiration from knick-knacks, food, flowers as well as movies & music I like.
I love cute things & happy things & really enjoy making honest work.

favourite drink and food patches – designed by Tegan Iversen

toucan stickers – designed by Tegan Iversen

Tell us about your inspiration for creativity?

Oh there are so many amazing designers showing at Finders Keepers – I love Yippywhippy’s quirky earrings, Thistle Be Nice’s illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, Surfing Sloth’s work is so super cute, Able And Game’s stuff is always hilarious, Julie White’s use of colour is forever inspiring, Laura Blythman is of course a total boss & I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of Gracie Keal’s amazing creatures!

Tegan Iversen cards made in collaboration with AHD Paper Co. Image Credit by Susan Fitzgerald

Tegan Iversen artwork in exhibition Fake News

What has been your proudest moment to date?

Hmmm that’s such a tricky one! I had a solo show recently that I was pretty proud of, it was called ‘Tickets’ & was exhibited at Off the Kerb in Collingwood. I’ve admired the gallery for ages so it was really nice to finally show my work there. I painted over 100 “tickets” for the show & was happy with how it turned out. I was also really stoked with the wonderful feedback I received & that people could relate to the works & even wanted to buy some.

lightning pin – designed by Tegan Iversen

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