Dafna Freidenreich > Telavivian Illustratorsby Itay Blaish | 10.11.15
Here is your monthly opportunity to meet the most interesting Israeli and Telavivian illustrators in short questionnaires. Dafna Freidenreich is a Tel Aviv artist through and through, creating fascinating ink drawings while working her day job as a UI designer at Waze. In this interview, explore the inspiration behind her alluring creations, and read about what really makes her tick.
Meet Dafna Freidenreich, 29, originally from – and still living in – Tel Aviv.
Current job and position: UI designer at Waze.
Education: Graduated with a bachelor of design from the Shenkar College. (Studied Visual Communications)
Describe your style in 3-5 words: Pseudo realistic ink drawings.
What is the reason you started illustrating?
As a kid I loved “My Little Pony” and was obsessed with drawing ponies all the time. From there it developed.
What inspires you?
Mostly nature, stories and books.
Who inspires you?
Mark Knopfler, Terry Pratchett, Antoine-Louis Barye.
Favourite illustrator/artist? Phobs, James Jean, Micha Lindberg, Killian Eng (and many more – this is an impossible question).
Dream Job? Drawing animals all day long.
Best animated show on TV nowadays? Avatar the Last Airbender.
Best animated movie of all times? Princess Mononoke.
Who do you think are the top 3 Israeli illustrators?
David Polonski, Lena Guberman, Shiraz Fuman.
Top 5 favorite things in life? My dog, sleeping, drawing, eating pasta with ketchup, my husband.
Hobbies & Interests: Reading, watching television, gardening.
Who would you like to answer the next Telavivian Illustrators questionnaire?
Shiraz Fuman, Lena Guberman, Liora Grossman, Yirmi Pinkus, Assaf Benharroch.