The best part about being an illustrator is finding inspiration in the places you least expect. It doesn’t matter if you find beauty in the symmetry of a vase or the knots in your shoelace; it’s your job as an illustrator to convey your own personal vision of the world and what makes it beautiful.
As an illustrator, Julia Bianchi enjoys creating a sense of organized chaos through her work, which frequently includes crowd scenes, people on the go, sophisticated yet gritty women and a sense of idealized, urban landscapes. These themes are heavily inspired by her upbringing in NYC, people that make up the heart of a city, attending school in Philadelphia, and becoming a part of the immensely talented and diverse art scene there. Primarily working in digital art and creating many animated pieces, Julia enjoys experimenting with acrylics, inks and screen prints. This summer through UArts, she had the opportunity to study Screen Printing abroad in Florence, Italy. Her poster was chosen to promote the 2019 UArts En Route Junior Illustration show. She is currently working on her thesis, which is a children’s book celebrating the various lives of inhabitants in an apartment complex and the spaces they occupy.