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At Scout Editions, we're just as interested in the story of the creator as the finished item. And we thought you might like to get to know the creator behind each item that is showcased on our site. So we've created The Creator series, of blog chats with various designers, illustrators and makers we have been collaborating with at Scout Editions. First up is Judy Kaufmann, Barcelona based illustrator who illustrated the famous icons, Bowie, ChaplinFrida Kahlo and Woody Allen prints. Kaufmann also enjoys drawing animals, people, cars and nature, we caught up with her for a quick chat.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself 

I'm Judy Kaufmann, a freelance illustrator. I've lived in Barcelona since 2004, and I started as a full time illustrator four years ago.

2. How did you start out at an illustrator? After my studies, (I studied advertising) I asked myself what I really want to do in life. And that's how I ended up living in Barcelona, taking some illustration classes and becoming a full time illustrator after a few years.

3. Are you a collector, or have a collection of anything? Yes! I collect miniature cars.

4. What is your most treasured item you own? Definitely my collection of miniature cars

5. Who or what inspires you and your work? As I always say, I get the inspiration from what I don't understand, what I don't know, that makes me what to try it.

6. Do you know of any childhood tales? mmm… nope...

7. Do you have a lucky charm? Yes! Is a small stone that a friend of mine gave me years ago. 

8. Where your favourite place in the world and why? Definitely Leh, a small city in the state of Cashemira, India.

9. What do you listen to when you work? I listen to many and different kind of music. From classicals as Brahams or Chopin to new/modern bands like Future islands, Veronica Falls, etc.

10.  Whats your work space like?

Written by Scout Editions — April 28, 2013

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