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Website address: sunelllombard.com
"My story begins in a ghost town in the middle of nowhere... aka Uniondale, Western Cape, South Africa.
After school I decided to study Fine Art. 4 years later, it suddenly dawned on me that I studied Fine Art, and that by doing so I probably doomed myself to life of poverty and rejection.
So I panicked and studied some more. After completing my Masters in Illustration my hubby and I decided to run away and go live on a tropical island! In Bermuda I worked at the National Gallery and exhibited whenever and wherever I could wriggle my way into.
After two amazing years of sea, sun and rum, we moved to London and I soon realized that working as an illustrator means working in Illustrator (Adobe style).
So, here I am, working part time by day and freelancing and studying (web design & flash) by night."
How long have you been a Freelancer for?
About a year.
Describe your work in one sentence.
I create caricatures, anthropomorphic characters and cartoons based on people and the myriad ways we express ourselves, interact with each other, and deal with everyday emotions.
What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work?
What attracted you to your chosen field?
It makes me happy.
Tell us about your best project to date.
I was invited to reinterpret an image from Goya's Los Caprichos series for the Reinterpreting the European exhibition currently on display at Bermuda National Gallery
What sets you apart from your competitors?
I think I bring something different to the table.
If you could work on any project for any company/organisation, what would it be and who would it be for?
I would love to work on a Sylvain Chomet animation!
What frustrates you the most about your job?
You never know when the next assignment is going to come by.
What pearl of wisdom can you offer to someone thinking about starting out as a freelancer?
Keep at it and be prepared to burn the midnight oil.
If you could have ONE super power, what would it be?
I want the power to control technology! Like that Mika kid in Heroes, I want cash machines to hemorrhage money at my bidding (no funds required).
What's your favourite bit of kit?
Black ballpoint pen.
Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I distrust primates.
What's your favourite song of all time?
Sho, that's tough. The best I can do is narrow it to 3 bands; Queens of the Stone Age, Dandy Warhols & Beck.
What is your favourite app?
Google Maps; I'm lost without it (hohoho!)
Iphone or Blackberry?
Too Cool for School or too School for Cool?
Way too cool for school man!
Facebook or Twitter?
Eat In or eat out?
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