WELCOME TO EIF. THE EUROPEAN ILLUSTRATORS FORUM.

EIF is an organisation of national associations of illustrators in European countries. EIF will defend the rights of illustrators and promote illustration within Europe.

The European Illustrators Forum is a voice for illustration in Europe. It provides a
platform for meetings and contacts between all European professional associations of
illustrators and image makers. It communicates the values of illustration and image
making and furthers exchange of knowledge and critical debate between professional
illustrators and their clients across Europe through conferences, exhibitions, research and
education. The European Illustrators Forum represents its members’ common interests by
liaising with the authorities of the European Union and other networks relevant to the
profession of illustrator.

  • Strengthen the bondHello my name is Cathrine L. Finstad and I represent Grafill, a trade organization in Norway for those studying or working within the field of visual communication. I´m happy to be an active part of the EIF board and contribute to the work EIF does to strengthen the bond between organizations who represent illustrators in Europe.
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    Finstad Cathrine,EIF President
  • Strengthen the position of creative professionalsHi! I’m an art director, graphic designer, artist and occasional illustrator representing Svenska Tecknare. It is a pleasure to work with the EIF board and a larger European network with the common goal to strengthen the position of creative professionals in society. Svenska Tecknare’s European commitment is to influence international and European law, to ensure that work contracts and conditions improve.
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    Lars Fuhre,EIF Board
  • Unite our KnowledgeHello there, I am Lisa Frühbeis and I represent the German Illustration Organisation at EIF. I am also a coopted member of the IO board. I think visual language overcomes language and borders, so why shouldn't we try and unite our knowledge, too?
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    Lisa Frühbeis,EIF Board
  • A unified voice…I am an American born illustrator and animator in Vienna representing Design Austria and the Illustrators expert cluster: Illustria. I believe illustrators should come together in light of massive global and technological changes and find a common voice. I think EIF is an important platform for Illustrators to learn, share, and create new opportunities in such dynamic times.
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    Brian Main,EIF Board
  • Things can get betterI am an illustrator and cartoonist living in Helsinki and I represent Kuvittajat ry, the Finnish Illustration Association. Illustrators need to get together both as individuals and on association level, because that is the only way to defend the artists' rights effectively. Exchanging ideas concerning both artistic and social goals will bring us all more fresh air.
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    Christer Nuutinen,EIF Board
  • Honored to be a partHi! My name is Helena Ecija, I am a member of APIM, the Association of Professional Illustrators of Madrid. At the EIF I represent FADIP, the Spanish Federation of illustration associations which includes the biggest illustrator organizations of Spain. I'm honored to be a part of this wider push for illustrator's rights throughout Europe.
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    Helena Ecija,EIF Board
  • Build bridges across the AtlanticI am an illustrator based in Vienna, and I am representing Design Austria in the EIF. It's time for illustrators to build a stronger community across the world, and here in Europe we can start by coming together with our closest neighbours. I am originally from Canada, and I hope that with time I can help build bridges across the Atlantic to our colleagues in North America as well.
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    Peter Diamond,Design Austria
  • A fairer place for illustratorsHi, I'm Sally Cutting, an illustrator and occasional author / illustrator and member of the Association of Professional Illustrators of Madrid, APIM, which belongs to the Spanish Federación de Asociaciones de Ilustradores Profesionales (the Federation of Professional Illustrators), FADIP, which I represent at the EIF. Together we are building a wider, firmer and fairer place for illustrators to work.
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    Sally Cutting,API
  • Share the same goalsHello I am Paolo Rui, the EIF Vice President. EIF is a collective effort of numerous European Illustrators associations who share the same goals and believe in constructive thinking and acting in favour of all professional authors working in all fields of illustration.  
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    Paolo Rui,EIF Vice President
  • Campaigning for illustrators rightsI'm a writer, illustrator and Projects Manager at the Association of Illustrators in the UK, where I am also the publisher of Varoom magazine. I campaign for illustrators rights in the UK and with EIF, and sit on the British Copyright Council and Creators' Rights Alliance. As creators rights are under threat, it's an important time for us to work together.
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    Derek Brazell,EIF Board