Scan Magazine, Issue 87, April 2016

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Scan Magazine | Big Nordic Design Special | Norwegian Design Studios

Realising an illustrator’s dream The Bergen-based artist and illustrator Jeanette Sundal has been drawing all her life and is the genius behind the illustrative art of A Cup of Me Studio. By Maria Lanza Knudsen | Photos: Jeanette Sundal

It has been over 14 years since Sundal went to Bergen Art School and received a degree in the history of art at the University of Bergen. Since then, she has worked within fashion, interior design and illustration design. It was not until 2014 that Sundal finally launched A Cup of Me Studio, the culmination of her artistic spirit and her entrepreneurial need to establish her own illustration business. Today, she has a collection of illustrations for sale on her website and has been commissioned to illustrate larger pieces by private individuals and companies alike.

Nature meets the urban Sundal’s inspiration comes from the interaction of themes from nature and those of the urban environment. “I enjoy mixing themes from nature, like animals, with a 30 | Issue 87 | April 2016

background of bold colour and pop artthemed design,” Sundal explains. With her childhood spent on a farm in one of the stunning fjords of western Norway and her adult years in the city of Bergen, these combinations and interactions make sense. In her role as a manager and buyer at a boutique, Sundal travels for work to Paris, Copenhagen and beyond. From her various trips she always brings home a wealth of inspiration for her illustrations and designs. It is no wonder A Cup of Me Studio illustrations have been described as playful in their design and use of bold strokes and colours. Presently, A Cup of Me Studio illustrations are available at a dozen or so se-

lected shops in Norway and even one in the Netherlands. Sundal is also an avid user of Instagram and Facebook, where she showcases her designs and successfully helps increase their popularity. In addition, her illustrations have been featured in various refurbishment TV shows and interior design magazines in Norway. As A Cup of Me Studio becomes more established, Sundal plans to go beyond Norway’s borders and add other forms of art and interior design to her collection. “I’ve dreamed about doing this for so long now,” Sundal concludes. “With so much inspiration around me, I have so much more to create.”

For more information and pictures of illustrations, please visit or follow @acupofmestudio on Instagram.

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