Iro Tsavala

MA work

I like to think of drawing as a way of narrating.


It involves ideas that I would like to share, but wouldn’t be able to express otherwise. I often have an urge to create characters, to put them into stories and see how they behave.


Other times I choose to say things using single images or moving images.


My inspiration comes from diverse sources: a face spurs an interesting thought; some puzzling lyrics or text urge me to begin a narrative.


I find the unbelievable in the everyday. I like to think that something unexpected is always about to happen!


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2008

  • I like to think of drawing as a way of narrating.


    It involves ideas that I would like to share, but wouldn’t be able to express otherwise. I often have an urge to create characters, to put them into stories and see how they behave.


    Other times I choose to say things using single images or moving images.


    My inspiration comes from diverse sources: a face spurs an interesting thought; some puzzling lyrics or text urge me to begin a narrative.


    I find the unbelievable in the everyday. I like to think that something unexpected is always about to happen!


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Illustration, Kent Institute of Art and Design, 2005
  • Experience

  • Picture book commission for No More TV, Metaichmio Publications, Athens, Greece, 2006; Illustration commission for Illustrated Dictionary, Media Vaca, Valencia, 2006; Book cover for Your Own Worst Enemy, Goodmorning Press, Taiwan, 2006; T-shirt print design for 'Summer in the City' feature, Monopoli magazine, Athens, Greece, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • We Came To Take Your Jobs Away, Celje Castle, Slovenia/ Royal College of Art, 2007; On the Edge of Life, Bath International Music Festival 07; Oberon Book Illustration Awards, Royal College of Art, 2007; Illustrating Andersen - The Emperors New Illustrations (Illustrators' Exhibition), Bologna Children's Bookfair, Bologna, Italy, 2005
  • Awards

  • First prize, Editorial-Cover, WPPAtticus Journal, 2007; Special Mention, Animation, Audiovisual Awards for Kids aged 6-12 (Greek National Television), 2007; Selected Artist, Childrens Book Illustration, Bologna Children's Bookfair, 2005