5 Minutes 5 Questions: Janelle Burger

I had the unique opportunity to finally meet this talented artist whose CV includes Net-A-Porter! Here is my short interview with the illustrator for The Love List, Janelle Burger!

5 minutes/5 questions with Janelle Burger…

1) How long have you lived in Paris?

I have lived in Paris for 5 years and 5 months and 5 days! (no joke) 

2) What is your favourite thing to eat in Paris?

French butter, sounds weird but the dairy here is so so creamy and delicious. I think the secret ingredient in French cooking must be the butter.

3) When did you start illustrating/drawing?

I’ve always been drawing a painting since I was a little kid, I took it on as a job when I moved over to Paris. I got here just after the financial crisis and jobs were hard to come by, still are too. So I worked for an agency for 2 years then went full time freelance and never looked back.

4) Is there anywhere particular where do you draw your fabulous illustrations?

I do everything at my desk in my bedroom. If I’m watching tv in the other room I’ll relocate everything to my kitchen table. One of these days I’ll have a studio!

5) Name three characteristics (in no particular order) on your Love List?

I love a sane, stable funny man.


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