meet our new signing - Dunni Mustapha!

Dunni Mustapha

January brings the blues ... but also good news! We are super excited to welcome illustrator, Dunni Mustapha, to the Illo Agency team. 

Londoner, Dunniis a graphic designer and illustrator with over 10 years industry experience. She likes to combine these two mediums to create imaginative branding that has a little bit of fun and magic - perfect for a character based editorial feature or advertising campaign.

Our Illo agents caught up with her before the Christmas break ...

Q: Welcome to Illo Agency, Dunni! You've been illustrating for 10 years now, but how did you begin this journey?

A: I've loved drawing since I was little, so I think it was a natural progression. One of the most important steps to me becoming an illustrator, was initially putting my work out there and showing it to people. 

Q: We're glad you did! How would you describe your style, in your own words?

A: My style  is very fluid. I enjoy creating character-based work. I like to analyse people in real life, which helps me pack personality into my illustrations. 

Q: Your line up of characters is really inclusive - which we love. What is your dream project?

A: I love storytelling, so my dream project would be something with a lot of narrative to it. Whether it's a picture book or campaign; it needs to have a really strong and impactful message. 

Q: What was it about Illo Agency that felt like the right fit for you?

A: I'm proud to be represented by Illo because of their ethos and what they stand for. I love seeing diverse artists. It's all very positive - so I'm happy to be a part of it. 

Q: We're happy to have you! Happy New Year! What's your New Year's resolution for 2019?

A: I want to pursue more of the stuff that I love. That includes work, as well as other opportunities. I want to create a lot of art this year and explore all the creative possibilities that come my way!

You can check out Dunni's portfolio, here. Are you looking to commission a character-based advertising campaign? Dunni's graphic style is chic yet full of personality. Our team of illustration agents are ready for the New Year and to help manage your upcoming projects.