Klara Gryglicka

Illustration - BA (Hons)

Hello! My name is Klara and I’m a Polish illustrator from Warsaw currently based in Cambridge, UK. I enjoy exploring different media
and my works range from digital illustration and design, to printmaking, gouache and ceramics. My main focus is working with colour and atmosphere and I aim to balance those qualities in each project.

During the second year of my degree I was Highly Commended in the V&A Illustration Awards for my “My Summer” - a visual diary that explored childhood memories through moments spent at my grandparents’ house.

Even though I’m interested in various areas of illustration - product packaging, publishing & editorial - I hope that my enthusiasm for drawing comes through in each of the projects. Working in my sketchbooks is an important part of my practice and quick colourful sketches often informed my final projects such as the “Magical animals” editorial and the Charles Darwin jigsaw packaging. I enjoyed working with printmaking, specifically etching and aquatint, as it allowed me to focus on contrast and atmosphere for my book illustrations.