My name is Viktorija Semjonova, illustrator behind Andsmilestudio* and I’m West London based illustrator. Originally from Latvia I’ve graduated in 2009 with a degree in Illustration from University of Bedfordshire and have been living and drawing in London ever since. My work is all about colour, texture and sense of playfulness. I’ve worked with Pinterest, Birchbox, Afternoon Crumbs, OhComely, sisterMAG, Caboodle Magazine.
I enjoy sharing my creative process and passion for drawing (both on my instagram page and in real life). I’ve created illustrations for social media content for Swatch, P&O Ferries, Tombow, CASS Art, Kikki.K. I teach workshops regularly and worked for V&A museum (gouache workshops) and Pinterest. Available for hire at live drawing at events, previously worked with instagram (illustrating people’s stories at the event), Costa Coffee (creating 10 minute bespoke portraits for clients), The Red Door Gallery (Edinburgh).
If you would like to commission me or have an enquiry please email me. Let's talk!
*My full name has quite a lot of extra j’s and unusual k’s and people struggled to remember and even pronounce it so I started using Andsmilestudio and then I just kept it as it’s kind of true, I want people to feel all the positive feelings after looking at my work.