A great year for… Yulia Brodskaya

Brodskaya’s supremely elegant ‘quilling’ was everywhere this year

Russian-born illustrator Yulia Brodskaya first moved to the UK in order to study for an ma in graphic communication at the University of Hertfordshire. Now based in St Albans, much of her work uses an old technique called ‘quilling’ in which ribbons of paper are used to create often intricate designs.

“I’ve always had a special fascination for paper,” explains Brodskaya of her approach. “About a year and a half ago I was working on a small self-promotional brochure and wanted to create an eye-catching typo­graphic image of my name, Yulia, for the cover. I created a number of hand-drawn variants, but I didn’t like any of them. Then I remembered the quilling technique I’d once used, years ago, for a different piece.” With subse­quent commissions for the likes of Hermes and The Guardian, it was a good choice.

You may also like

launch_shot_0.jpg - Euro 2012 logo launched - 2028

Euro 2012 logo launched

Michel Platini likes it – the official logo, identity and slogan for the football’s 2012 European championships have been unveiled…

569extractnewaolbranding_0.jpg - AOL becomes Aol. - 1967

AOL becomes Aol.

Wolff Olins New York has created a new identity for one of the internet’s pioneering (but now ailing) brands, AOL

lead_image569_0.jpg - We Are The District - 1976

We Are The District

We ran a piece on Cambridge-based The District’s rather lovely gallery space, The Frontroom, in our November issue – but we also wanted to showcase some of its work…

parragon_115x115

Packaging Designer

Parragon Books
pilbrowandpartners

Junior Graphic Designer

Pilbrow & Partners
gardenesque_115x115

Designer

Gardenesque
Hand3 copy

Photography Annual

Showcase your photography work to over a million people in more than 80 countries, across every segment of the creative industry.

Enter here