Meet the 2019 Adobe Creative Residents: Octavia Bromell | Adobe Creative Cloud

Meet the 2019 Adobe Creative Residents: Octavia Bromell | Adobe Creative Cloud


I want to be both kind of observational
and aspirational in my work in that I really want to observe the world around
me, but I definitely find a form of escapism in my work. My name is Tink and I’m an illustrator
from the UK. So my full name is Octavia, but everyone calls me “Tink.” It’s just a
nickname I’ve had since I was a kid. My brother couldn’t say Octavia, so he used
to call me “Tink” or “Tinks” and it just kind of stuck. My project is called “The Joyful
Everyday.” Stemming from my experiences with anxiety and depression, it’s about
finding the joy in the kind of mundane, tiny things that make up everyday life. I
went to university in London and I lived there for five years, started studying a
masters, at which point my mental health became something that I couldn’t manage
on my own anymore. I moved back home to Dorset which is where my parents live
and where I grew up, so I was just kind of looking for new things to make the
days less rubbish. I tried out hundreds of different things… Illustration just
kind of stuck, it became very addictive very quickly because I’d had that
absence of joy for so long, and then to suddenly find something where I was like,
I really–I really like this, I feel like I get this, kind of became all absorbing.
So being able to pull like tiny little things that gave me joy every day into
bigger illustrations and hopefully a career is really important to me.

One thought on “Meet the 2019 Adobe Creative Residents: Octavia Bromell | Adobe Creative Cloud

  1. Hello Octavia. At the end all your dreams will come true.

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