Sarajo Frieden’s Bio
Where do you live?
Where have you lived?
Oakland, San Francisco, Boston, LA
What medium do you use?
gouache, embroidery, acrylic, photoshop, illustrator, printmaking
How do you stay inspired?
inspiration is everywhere…
Do you work traditionally or digitally?
What color combination are you most excited about right now?
The best thing is to try new color arrangements and make them work
What blog(s) do you read?
A VERY short list: dearada, territoiredessens, book-by-its-cover, bloesem, camilla engman, worldchanging, designsponge, bluemarbleblog, grist.org, dotearth
Why do you like being an illustrator in 10 words or less?
Unpredictable. Inspiring. Flexible. Challenging. Illuminating.
If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
a marine biologist. a traveler.
What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Illustrating a graphic novel or childrenÕs book that inspired people to care for the planet.
Name something you do in your spare time.
going to the beach, traveling with my son, laughing with family and friends, making chocolate chip cookies
What’s the strangest work experience you’ve ever had?
1. going to the home of Phyllis Diller in order to style her for a photo shoot. You cannot even begin to imagine her closets.
2. painting a pair of high heels for Tina Turner to wear in a concert. Unfortunately, they ran.
What are you reading now?
The Living Cosmos by Chris Impey
What recent book do you recommend for a good read?
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Where would you like to travel to next?
What movie have you seen several times?
Recently: FelliniÕs ÒJuliet of the SpiritsÓ, the fabulous ÒMon OncleÓ and ÒPlaytimeÓ by Jacques Tati.
Who are you in “The Office”?
What is your favorite cheese?
that super spready french one that almost tastes like butter
Do you wear shoes when you do art?
barefoot in the summer
What do you listen to while you work?
Every kind of music
What artist are you reincarnated from?
Everyone who came before me.
What’s your middle name?
If you could eat only one food, what would it be?
How do you stay in shape?
yoga, bodyboarding, hiking
How don’t you stay in shape?
home made chocolate chip cookies
What is your current favorite font?
How do you take your coffee?
with extra foam, always
Whom would you like to meet?
jane goodall. john cage
What question would you most like to be asked?
Where would you like to go next?
What recent illustration job have you enjoyed doing?
I just had a show of my paintings. I loved that!
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