Tammy Joubert is a visual communicator who specialises in a variety of applications not limited to, but including: graphic design, illustration, creative concept development and web design. We are long-time fans of the artist’s naive illustrations, simply executed with a playful enthusiasm. Her style is neat, contained and full of pleasing pastel hues and shapes. We caught up with the talented creative to get to know about her life and observations in words and pictures.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up each morning?I try to cook interesting looking eggs. My younger sister and I have an ongoing competition to see who can cook the most interesting-looking eggs in the morning.
What does it look like inside your mind?A little analytical, a little unsystematic.
How do you get your creative juices flowing?I like to scribble things down on paper. I enjoy drawing unfamiliar faces and I know it’s very Orinoco Flow, but it opens up my mind.
What’s your favourite thing to do in the city?I love strolling around the city on weekends.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?I really have at least two lipsticks on me at all times.
What was the last dream you remember?It was very strange, but I dreamt I was pregnant for 30 years.
A day well spent is a day with…At least an SPF 15.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
By then I would have started a fierce girl-gang of illustrators. It is sad to say that even the illustration industry can be sexist at times. Female illustrators don’t always get the same amount of respect as their male peers, and they always end up working harder to prove themselves. At the end of the day it’s about your ability to illustrate – your gender or sexual preference does not define your ability.