Welcome Laila Ekboir to Illo Agency!

We are welcoming new signing Laila Ekboir to Illo Agency today!

Laila describes her artwork as stylised, and we love the outcome of the work that she produces. Experimenting with mixed media, you can see the variety of textures and finishes that come through in Laila's artwork. We asked Laila a few questions when she joined us and we thought we would share them with you below.

Q: Welcome to the team here Laila, firstly we would like to ask you if you can tell us about some of your artistic inspirations?

A: My parents read me a lot of children's books when I was growing up, some of my favourites were 'Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm', 'Chesters Way' and 'Martha Speaks'. These have all been big influences, not necessarily in terms of style, bu they led me to become an illustrator and to create content for children.

Q: Sounds like a great connection with your childhood. You mentioned your style was not influenced, can you describe to us your style in your own words?

A: I would say my aesthetic is stylised. I like to distort figures, playing with geometric shapes and perspectives. Most recently I have been playing with mixed media, creating textures in graphite, pens and colouring pencil.

Q: Experimenting with different materials is so fun. Outside of work, what do you get up to in your spare time?

A: Spare time... What time?
.... Just kidding! I am a bit of a workaholic but I love to hang out with friends and family. Get togethers that involve games (any kind) are my favourite. When I am inspired I cook, when I am not I like to try out new restaurants. On and off, I take Swing dance lessons also.

Q: Its great to have some time off to balance out work. Whats your favourite thing to Illustrate?

A: I love Illustrating animals (including human beings).

Q: You can see that in your work. So last question, what made you sign with us here at Illo Agency?

A: There are a number of reasons why I am excited to work with Illo, foremost is the opportunity to work with a team, especially one that understands global markets. Generally speaking, I am interested in taking my career in a new direction. Specifically, I appreciate Illo's philosophy and approach to diversity.

To find out more about Laila's artwork, you can head to her portfolio online where you can see more of her amazing work! Click here to head over to Laila's online portfolio, read more about her in the bio and see all her work. To commission Laila on a project or to find out more information, please get in touch with one of our Illo Agents who can help bring the project to life.

at Illo Agency, we pride ourselves in representing a collation of global illustrators, distinctly diverse in creativity and uniquely celebrated like-minded clients across a range of commercial markets.