Eliza Pepermans (°1988 Aalst) is an illustrator working in Ghent. Studying graphic design at Sint-Lucas Brussels, she soon figured out she wanted to draw. In a crude, colorful style, she filled a dozen scetchbooks. After graduation, Eliza did her internship at graphic studio ‘People of Print’ in London. Meanwhile she entered the “I love the atomium” competition and won. In 2012 Eliza started to freelance for advertising companies, making moodboards, logos and abstract campaign drawings, mostly for fashion labels like CKS or Brantano. The label Converse notices her illustrations and invites her to be the artist in residence.
For the last couple of years she has been making illustrations for newspapers like De Morgen, De Standaard, and NRC Handelsblad. She also started a project with her sister Astrid Pepermans (Researcher at VUB) called ‘Pass the pepper’; Astrid writes opinion pieces for newspapers, and Eliza collects them on a website each accompanied by an illustration. In 2016 she started teaching at St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. At the moment she is focussing more on painting.