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Sonya Hallett
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My Bio
I've lived between the UK, China and parts of Europe all my life, and probably drew my first pictures on a long-haul flight with those free crayons they give out to keep kids quiet. I've been doodling animals and imaginary friends ever since, and now I draw children’s books and magazine illustrations to keep me in coffee.

Now I'm an illustrator and graphic designer based in Edinburgh, currently working for a young people's charity and also dreaming up and making science communication apps and displays.

Favourite Visual Artist
Miyasaki, Shishkin, Michael Sowa...
Favourite Movies
Survive Style 5+, My Neighbour Totoro, Goodbye Lenin, Concrete Revolution
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Washington Irving, Belle and Sebastian, David Bowie, Beach House, Regina Spektor, too many more...
Favourite Writers
This'll always be out of date so I've given up.
Favourite Games
Portal, Super Mario Kart, Scribblenauts, Phoenix Wright, anything else colourful and weird
Tools of the Trade
everything, especially if it's not designed for the purpose
Other Interests
art, comics, books, juggling, traveling, axolotls.
So guess what!  My stories about endangered animals app, The Animals You Don't Know, is LIVE on the app store! Download it for free by clicking below (iPad only, I think), to get a preview of the book (and if you like what you see, why not download the rest of the story!). A quarter to a half (still in negotiation of percentage) of my profits from sales will go to the London Zoological Society's EDGE of Existence charity that supports conservation efforts for endangered species all over the world. Story two, about a lonesome Bali starling will hopefully be available
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Some of you may know that I recently started on a grad program at College of the Atlantic, a very unique, tiny college in northern Maine surrounded by amazing scenery. I've been somewhat slow at replying to people since term started because it's been so busy, with suddenly so much going on around me so i just want to say: What an amazing first three weeks! I'm super excited about projects and classes coming up, have met some lovely people doing awesome things and already feel like I am a part of the community. It's totally a world away from any other university experience! It's still hard being so far from home (after trying so hard to get
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Time Traveling

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I've been time traveling a bit tonight.  Digitally that is, looking back over my last eight years on here, old journal entries, people I knew, how my art and writing style has changed. I realise I really don't *interact* on here half as much as I used to, and I'm sorry for that.  I know I was mostly away for a fairly long period, and the ever-changing, peripatetic nature of my life and work since leaving university hasn't been all that conducive to keeping up online contacts here, well, and people and things change and move away, but I realise I've also known quite a few people on here for quite a long time - and some of you guys have probab
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Thanks! This is literally the first time I've logged back in here for a long time. I hope you're doing well :)
Welcome back. Everything's fine, thank you. Hope all as well, for you too. :)