Bodil Jane

Computer Arts - - Culture -­sta­­il­jane

Dutch il­lus­tra­tor Bodil Jane has al­ways kept jour­nals and sketch­books, and sees In­sta­gram as a fast and mod­ern way to keep track of her work. She de­scribes her feed as “colour­ful, fem­i­nine, play­ful and fun”, and en­joys tak­ing pho­tos of her work in progress, as well as the fin­ished work, and where it ends up – from pa­per cof­fee cups in Korea to tote bags in Aus­tralia.

“I think In­sta­gram is the num­ber one so­cial me­dia for il­lus­tra­tors,” she says. “I get most of my jobs through the chan­nel.” Bodil Jane notes that her In­sta­gram has grown very, very fast – she now has over 100,000 fol­low­ers. “This gives me a kick and is also pretty ad­dic­tive,” she says. “It motivates me to get so many fol­low­ers, likes and com­ments. The down­side is that it feels like an­other job. It’s dis­tract­ing!”

Bodil Jane says both her feed and her work has “a bit of an ac­tivist and fem­i­nist side”, and adds she likes to make a state­ment. “I also like tak­ing pic­tures when I’m trav­el­ling,” she says. “I feel more in­spired to pho­to­graph my sur­round­ings in­stead of just my work.”

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