Leila Ebert Interview


Leila Ebert is a freelance art director and interface designer based in Offenbach, Germany. She have always been passionate about typography and especially handwritten typefaces. In October 2016 she bought her very first brush pen, and dared herself to do calligraphy and used almost every free minute since to practice. Besides eating and sleeping, lettering is the best stress management therapy for Leila, she loves to combine cheerful bright colours with rude words.

Tell us a fun fact about you I need at least an hour to drink one beer.

How did you get into illustration? I ordered a brushpen right after I saw Jessica Hische at a conference.

Who or what inspires you the most? All kinds of music & Jonathan Faust


What does a typical day look like for you? Waking up, being tired, work work work, having dinner with my boyfriend, Netflix & Lettering

What do you do when you have a creative block? Listen to music and sing along loudly.

Top three clients you've worked with? Volkswagen, ING DiBa, HD+


What tools (digital or not!) do you use to create your work? Brushpens, Procreate (iPad), Illustrator.

What's your favourite resource for inspiration? Song lyrics, Instagram, Pinterest.

Do you have any tips for artists thinking of doing freelance? Just do it :-)


What would your dream project be? Create an album cover for one of my favourite musicians.

How can fans keep up-to-date with your work? Instagram


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