So you want
to know a little about me?
I was born and raised in France where I studied illustration at Emile Cohl Art School in Lyon and visual communication at Cours Bessil, Montpellier. After graduating in 2005, I was hungry for adventure so I packed my bags and travelled far, far away. My travels around the world ended in Hobart, Tasmania, where I have worked as a freelance illustrator since 2010.
in 2012 -2013, while keeping on freelancing I studied a Diploma In Graphic Design in Tasmania to refresh my skills.
While finishing my diploma, I worked as a design intern at Futago for 9 months where I learnt a lot about working within a team, which helped my design skills grow consequently. I loved learning a collaborative approach and process and integrated a lot of it in my freelance practice.
I have also worked with several graphic design studios, as a freelance illustrator and sometimes designer.
In 2016 I joined Creative Hum as a part time graphic designer and was there for a year.
And in 2017 I kept working on freelance projects while I lived in Indonesia and Europe.
I am currently touring China and Japan with Terrapin Puppet Theatre, drawing live for a show called "You and Me and the Space Between".
The other thing you'll need to know about me is that I am most happy exploring new places, meeting people and challenging myself. I am rarely without means to draw within arms reach and often spend my free time doodling for both practice and pleasure.
A few other things that make me happy (in no specific order):
- My cat, Walnut
- Riding motorbikes
- My friends
- Swimming in the ocean
- Walking in nature
- Chasing summer
- Drawing monsters
Speaking of monsters, I have written and illustrated children's books and run my side project, Captain Blueberry. I have published two books so far and plan to write more. I am regularly invited to schools to do book readings and monster presentations... fun times!
When I say my own name in English, it comes out sounding like 'rochelle'. You're welcome to pronounce it the same way. Or not.