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Andrea Wan: Buzzer illustrator interview!

Andrea Wan: Buzzer illustrator interview!

Andrea Wan's illustration for the April Buzzer, and her self portrait entitled The Wait.

Note: This is a scheduled post as I’m away this week, returning Monday April 11, 2011. If you need to reach TransLink info or staff, see this post!

This April, we are happy to have the work of local illustrator Andrea Wan on the Buzzer’s cover. Find out more about her in this interview!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your art!

I’m an artist and illustrator, born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver. I graduated from the Film program at Emily Carr and studied illustration and design in Denmark. My art explores subjects such as landscapes, memories and the subconscious.

How did you come up with the Buzzer cover? Can you talk a bit about the other concepts?

Since the #14 Hastings trolley route is back, I wanted to create a cover illustration showing that the neighborhood is welcoming back the old bus. I did a few other variations on this concept, but with people in it. I finally decided to choose a design showing an important landmark on Hastings—Woodward’s. [Editor’s note: here’s the other concepts on Andrea’s blog!]

What kind of work are you doing lately, and where can we see it?

I’ve been working on personal drawings and a couple of commissions. My work can be seen on my website and blog.

Do you have a regular transit route that you take? And do you have a favourite seat on the bus or SkyTrain?

I live in East Vancouver and I often take the B-Line or the SkyTrain to my studio. When I take the SkyTrain I often like to stand by the door so I can look out the window.

Thanks so much Andrea!

Check out more interviews with our past illustrators here: