Marie Guillard is a Paris-based artist, originally from Bordeaux. She graduated from ENSAAMA: Olivier de Serres and Haute école des arts du Rhin, where she studied Graphic Design and Communication for two years. “But I mostly developed my illustration skills throughout the years – it’s my most authentic passion, I’ve been drawing since the day I was able to hold a pen in a regular position!”
Her work can be described as colourful, ironic, and full of contrast and minimalistic shapes. “I always begin by doodling on paper. I then try to select the most appropriate medium to develop my initial idea. I don’t really focus on one specific style or medium.” For Marie, experimentation is the most exciting stage of creation. “There are a billion things I can try out and play around with!” She mainly gets inspired by modern and contemporary artists such as Geoff McFetridge , Marcus Oakley, Lasse Wandschneider, Nathalie du Pasquier, Tim Lahan, Okuyama Taiki, as well as local printing and multidisciplinary studios. “I also browse social networks quite a lot – there’s just so much to see!” She also gets her inspiration from anywhere, any situation or characters she happens to come across. “I love observing people – the fatter, the weirder they are, the more fun I have drawing them.”
She is currently looking for a job as a graphic designer but she would love to use her drawing skills as well. Some potential collabs include animation and visuals for an upcoming app, and a personal project of various series of alternate ABCs.