5th July 2002

 

FINNISH ILLUSTRATOR GETS FIRST BIG BREAK

 

A Finnish Illustration student who will graduate next week from the Lincoln School of Art and Design has already seen her first professional commission in print.

 

Erica Akerlund (25), who comes from Karleby in Finland, was delighted to see her specially commissioned illustration appear in The Guardian Weekend last month alongside an article in the series ‘Words That Should Be Banned’.

 

She has completed a three-year Illustration degree course at the school, now part of the University of Lincoln, and will graduate next Tuesday (9th July).

 

“This is a major achievement for Erica and confirms the Illustration course at Lincoln as one which realises its qualitative aim of being professionally relevant,” commented Howard Pemberton, course leader for Illustration at the Lincoln School of Art & Design.

 

Erica’s success comes hot on the heels of the achievements of two other Illustration students - Nathaniel Everard and Caroline Burgess – whose work was feted at the British Design & Art Direction Awards last month.

 

Erica’s illustration appeared in the 22nd June issue of The Guardian Weekend.

 

She will receive her BA (Hons) degree at an awards ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral at 11.30am on Tuesday 9th July 2002.

 

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University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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