playgrounds 2013 | ARTIST TALK

When Julia was younger she wanted to be a balloon. Unfortunately that dream fell through and now she is a freelance illustrator and animator based in Brooklyn.

Her work tends to explore the motivations behind human relationships, representing characters as mildly ridiculous anthropomorphic animals. With her fresh look on animation as a medium, and her edgy stories with an underlying dark layer, Julia is one of the promising and leading young  illustrators of today. Since her graduation from the The Royal College of Art in 2011, her films have played at festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW and Annecy, winning  several awards. Being a non-balloon with an idiosyncratic signature, Julia was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine, and named one of three Animators To Watch by Creative Review.