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Rave About Illustration with Zara Wood

Akemi Kawano

Season 1, Ep. 2

This second episode features recent illustration graduate Akemi Kawano, a multi-disciplinary creative based in London.

Her personal projects explore topical themes including complex subjects like identity.

Akemi and Zara discuss how illustration allows us to explore and share our stories, along with the fundamentals of earning a living as a graduate in the creative industries.

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