Milica Golubović is a visual artist and illustrator. Milica creates poetic digital imagery with focus on atmosphere, colour and texture, and draws inspiration from nature, Mediterranean sea(side) and everyday life in general. She has exhibited solo and participated in over 50 group exhibitions, both local and international, and has received multiple awards for her illustration work. She comes from a small old town on the Adriatic coast and currently lives between Boka bay and Belgrade.

Tell us a fun fact about you I love cooking and I’m really, really good at it!

How did you get into illustration? After my BA studies in graphic design and after a few graphic design related commissions, I've realised that I wanted to do something less limiting and less determined by general trends, something through which I can express myself and my interests more freely, and illustration seemed to be a perfect fit. It still can be implemented in all fields that graphic design covers, and it allows you to have integrity through visually processing the assignments.

Who or what inspires you the most? I’m mostly inspired by the sea and the seashore, clear sky and sunny days. I would say that generally Mediterranean life is a big part of that well from which I draw inspiration. It's not so easy to explain the exact thing I find inspiring about it, but it is present as a general feeling in my life and work.

What does a typical day look like for you? I don’t have one, ‘though I always try to form a consistent routine, somehow I always fail at it. Usually I make a plan and “to do” list a night before.

What do you do when you have a creative block? I go outside for a walk or to meet with friends. Sometimes, if it’s possible, it’s good to “sleep on it”, everything is much clearer afterwards.

Top three clients you've worked with? I’m not gonna fall in that trap! However, the best ones are the ones with whom I have the best communication and the ones who provide a challenging assignment.

What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? I draw everything digitally, apart from initial rough sketching. Wacom tablet and Photoshop are my essential tools.

What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Definitely summer and all about it.

Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? Define your style, work on your skills and never stop learning new skills. Having your own style can help you a lot in getting more work that meets your interests. Read a lot - books and articles on design, art and illustration; explore; browse works of colleagues from all around the world and learn from them. Try to learn everything you can about contracts and law and business terms for the illustrators, you’ll find that tremendously important in the days to come. Be always aware of your legal rights and don’t feel bad asking for them. Respect your clients and people you work with and educate them when necessary.

What would your dream project be? I’d like to explore further my affection towards patterns, details, a bit bolder colours, and playful shapes, and to find ways to implement my visual style into more commercial parts of design like fashion and textile design. Therefore, my dream project would be something around that field.

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram


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