Instagram: @jlo.illustration
Tumblr: marierigaud.tumblr.com


1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

My name is Marie and I am a freelance graphic designer in Toulouse. Initially, I wanted to become a stylist, so I started studying fashion. However, I quickly realized that I was more passionate about drawing than sewing. So I changed lanes and I started graphism.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I don’t think I have a specific style. I am inspired by everything and my drawings will depend on how my mood is. The only thing I can say is that they are very colorful, I do not limit myself on that. The more color there is, the better I am.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I mainly use my graphics tablet. I have more choice in terms of colors. But when I’m traveling, I always take my notebooks and colored pencils with me.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I draw almost every day. I often have white leaf syndrome, it’s the mess in my head. And boom, suddenly inspiration comes and I do not take off my office until I’m satisfied with my illustration. ( or work )

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I’m inspired by everything, I have no limit. It can be anything … Right now, I’m drawing a lot of women and felines.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Without art, I will not know what to do. I miss a lot of confidence in myself and when I draw, I feel better. It’s like a drug, I need it every day to feel better…


7. Where did you study?

I did my BTS graphic design at the Lycée des Arènes in Toulouse.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Where the wind will carry me! As a freelancer, I’m lucky to be able to work where I want. But first, I want to succeed in graphics, then I’ll see! 😉

9. What about in ten?

Anywhere except Toulouse!

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I hope to be recognized later but the most essential for me is to share my illustrations and create an emotion.


11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?


12. Favourite book?

Le comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I read it 5 times !!

13. Favourite genre of music?

I am very eclectic, but a small preference for old bands. (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple …)

14. What are your hobbies?


15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?