Monday, October 6, 2014

Who is afraid from the dark?

Cover and spread editorial on last Friday's Haaretz supplement.
As in many cases I didn't have the opportunity to read the article but had the general outline of "The Dark Side of children custody". It discussed women harassed by their divorcees after the marriage is over.
Despite being raised by a single mom I often find myself taking the father's side but this time the editors directions were very clear.
It was fun doing something more clean and graphic for a change and the amazing Adi Oren once again turned the whole thing to something magical.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I'm from here

These days I had the honor to participate in a fascinating exhibition curated at beit Ariela. The exhibition, curated by Liora Grossman after a thorough research, displays various Israeli illustration works from the last 60 years. Most of all, it is a nice visual documentation of space and time through the eyes of 70 (!!) local illustrators.
Photo courtesy of Liora Fridan

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Creative Quarterly issue # 35

One of my illustrations won award of excellence in the latest Creative Quarterly contest. Another one is a runner up on the web. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Myself issues

Editorial for Einayim magazine ("the magazine for thinking children"). The text dealt with issues of self-definition in the technological era so the art director wanted to focus on digital identity and social network. I preferred the other option that remained as a sketch.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Following my last post, these are a few additional illustrations for B&C annual. The "not so illustrative" texts revolved around issues of science and Innovation, cooperation between research, industrial production and politics and global exchange of knowledge. But the editors were very accommodating and fun to work with so they just went with my ideas all the way.
I really like how the book turned out, the layout, design and the total look is professional and immaculate. The black and white portraits were made by the very talented ArturBodenstein.
Thank you Selma and Caroline, it's been truly a pleasure.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Draw me the world

My first illustrated map for B&C annual. I wanted to tick off on this subject for a while now so when Caroline, my agent told me about this commission I was super exited.
Although I can proudly consider myself as a woman of many gifts and talents, geography has never been part of them; therefore it wasn't only a professional discovery but also a very educational one. Now you can ask me anything! 
During the process the client wanted to focus only on specific parts of the informative map so I offered two globes solution and things just become much more interesting

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Editorial for Johns Hopkins Magazine. The piece, written by Bert Mordechai Miller was very light and funny and reminded me of a very similar experience I once had. It was fun working with humoristic content and to play with big shapes and bold colors. Thank you Pam for sensing my style, it has truly been a pleasure.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

What future holds

Editorial for Diabetic Living magazine. It was super fun working on this one for many reasons but especially because there was the right amount of time for the process and the right amount of room for the creative dialog with the art directors. It is fun to receive a constructive feedback and to grow from one point to another.
The article reflects the diabetic treatment progress in the past, present and future so the starting point was a journey theme and then all the rest just happened.
Special thanks to the AD Michelle B. and to Illozoo, my wonderful agency. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Psychological Warfare

Recent double spread editorial for Haaretz's weekend supplement

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Thanks for Zupi magazine for including my work in their latest issue and for sending me a copy of the magazine. It's a pleasure to be part of this great group of talents.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mirror mirror on the wall

Though I'm still not able to share with you photos from the magazine itself, due to the Mondial events here is my recent editorial for Howler magazine.
There was no text for this piece, the editor and the art director just wanted to reflect on some of the notable hairstyles on the international football field. I had a vision of all the leading players sitting in a row under vintage hairdryers so we went with the hair salon idea. What seemed to be innocent and a harmless idea soon turned out to be a festival of sketches and body parts in attempt to work on similarities to Mr Gotze. Here you can see a display of some of them.
Hope you'll enjoy the final results.
Thanks to the AD Joel Speasmaker for the experience. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kids anyone?


About  a month ago I was commissioned to work on this editorial which later on turned out to be a cover with a sequel illustration and a small intro for the app.
The article based on a book "All joy and No fun- the paradox of modern parenthood" sounded fascinating and in some scenes close to my heart.
It was challenging (and slightly unnecessary) to develop these characters and to make up stories about this family's dynamic.
Here you can see some sketches from the process, the final results and the intro that Adi Oren gracefully turned into motion.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Illustration week - part 2

More bits from the illustration week and the special treats that I received from pulp. We (illustrators) are known as isolated soloists and it was strangely fun to meet a huge bunch of my colleagues in person at the opening event and afterwards. 

I would also like to use this post as an opportunity to thank RocĂ­o Armas who wrote so kindly about my work in the El Pais blog. Although I cannot count Spanish as one of my spoken languages, I liked her choice of words and illustrations for this interview (which in my opinion is one of the most precise so far).

*image courtesy La culture

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Illustration week - part 1

This Tuesday Tel Aviv is launching it's first and one of the kind illustration week. Yuval Saar initiated the event a few months ago and somehow things started to stir and stew and it led to an impressive number of interesting events in the city. 
You are very welcome to take a look at the full program of events right here and I'll do my best to tell you about them in detail when its over. 

Some of my illustrations are participating in two group exhibitions: Illustration Nation and La culture-Machine/ Dreams. This time La culture joined forces with pulp and they released a limited edition of sketch books with the artwork of 10 illustrators that were chosen for this assignment. Me among them. 

You can find the same piece, that representing La culture exhibition in the display in the city hall.
Here are some snapshots 
*image courtesy Yuval saar, La culture, Pulp

Monday, May 19, 2014

Commercial break

Greeting card for a friend. She liked this invite and asked me a long time ago to make something personalized for her. It was fun to give my mind a rest and to loose my self in loui vuitton's pattern

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Exhibition season 2014

During the next month I'm hoping to tell you about some of the group exhibitions that my work is currently showcased in. One of them, which I'm extremely proud to be part of, is "Playing at the Design Museum Holon". As it said in museum's website: "Realms of imagination designed by Israeli illustrators and planners – a look into contemporary children's books, and beyond to the playgrounds that have disappeared"

One of the coolest parts is that 24 children's book illustrators were chosen and I had the exceptional opportunity to showcase my work in the same space with many great talents and my college professors among them. You can read more about the process and the insights of each illustrator here.
Here are some photos from the opening. Cheers!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lionfish in a big pond

I'm incredibly honored to be included in the last issue of Uppercase magazine. In the current issue among a few exiting discoveries, such as Rachel Perry Welty and Mariko Paterson there is a special surface artist design guide with my patterns in it.
For those of you who still aren't familiar with the magazine hurry up and fix it and for those who think about subscribing there is a discount code of $15 'USPDG2014' that is valid until April 30.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Motion for order

Haaretz holiday supplement came with a nice editorial concept in the last issue: A Motion project. Different writers suggest short pitches concerning various issues in Israeli society. I had the pleasure to illustrate some of them in some challenged time frame.
The editor insisted that we stick to the text and make the image illustrative as possible. Surprisingly it turned out as a very refreshing approach and allowed me a lot of room to play.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Follow up 2

Here is the very recent development of the "design break" illustration. While I was working on the initial piece I realized that due to the "constrains" of the format I will have to make some sacrifices in so that the illustration can serve as a desktop wallpaper.
I came to finish this one up after a two month interval without something particular in my mind and the rest just happened.
It brought back the memory of a teacher from School who once told us : the world is burning and we design fonts
Guess this is another aspect of design break for me

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Design break?

My modest contribution to Design Break, a downloadable April desktop wallpaper. You should definitely check this platform, it showcases art and design that you usually won't find in any other blogosphere.
Einat asked me to give my Interpretation to the meaning of Design Break and all I could think of is that I feel like drawing flying fish. Eventually I came up with this result and you can see my explanation in the link.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wake me up

A spot illustration I did for Bust magazine a while ago for a short text discussing lucid dreaming.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

dpi Magazine

A few months ago I was invited to give an email-based interview for the dpi magazine. Dpi is a Taiwan monthly magazine that introduces aesthetics of different artists and designers. I really enjoyed our correspondence and later on was excited to hear that the editors chose one of my illustrations for the front and back cover.
Yesterday I received my copy and it is quite different from what I'm used too. It starts with the turquoise envelope, language, layout design, curatorial work and the fact that the editors don’t seem to be afraid to use "dark and artistic" work in the issue. I love it!