Juliana Futter formed a collaborative partnership with her ‘creative wife’ and course mate after completing BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication. She graduated in 2013 and has since been working on a series of animations for the NHS organ donation programme.
Where are you from in the world?
Half English/Brazilian but grew up in the UK
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Either moving into the third year illustration room for the last few months of the course, or maybe when I made a big wooden piece for an exhibition that was too large to fit in a van, so cleverly decided to drag it all the way to the gallery (it collapsed en route).
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently I’m working in permanent collaboration with my creative wife, Ruta, as My Wife and I! We are working on a series of animations for the NHS organ donation programme as well as our own personal work.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Friends, books, coffee.
If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?
As I mentioned above, I work collaboratively as My Wife and I, which for me is the best motivation and two brains are way better than one! Apart from this I love collaborating in general, especially with people with totally different talents; like I painted my ceramicist friend’s ceramics and at the moment I’m illustrating a book for a graphic designer friend.
Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:
I have just applied for a Masters, so more learning!
What drives you to succeed?
I think I basically have the best job, so being able to do this everyday is enough of an incentive to work hard!
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Inspiring, work, play
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Always talk to your friends about projects or problems, they can give the best advice. Also, make the most of the library, it was an endless source of inspiration.