»One of the most important things for me is the contact with the customers, and I love to work with people who have a clear message to communicate. Also, I ensure that in my images I don’t just draw the usual stereotypes, but present a diversity of people, sexes, skin colour, body types etc.,« says the illustrator.
As well as the wide range of work she does for the media sector, Katinka Reinke also makes use in her work of her second main passion – travelling: That gave rise to a series of travel posters which are now available in vari?ous online shops. The motifs from these posters also decorate a range of ?other accessories. In a minimalist way and through their delicate colours, these images awaken a yearning for far-off places: »I am very happy that people like these images. Now even big firms are knocking on my door and asking for individual motifs,« reveals Katinka Reinke. Long-term she can imagine passing on her experiences in illustration to the next generation of young illustrators. No doubt the first thing they will learn is: Trust your gut instinct!
Text: Bettina Schulz
This article was first published in novum 01.19; single copies: https://novum.graphics/en/magazine/shop-subscribe/
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