BA (Hons) Illustration alumna, Mona Torgersen, has created a series of illustrations ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Mona graduated in 2014, and we caught up with her to find out more about life after graduating.

“Life after graduation has been nothing like I expected it to be, but it’s been great, difficult, and full of experiences and learning curves.

The first thing I did after graduating was move back to Norway, where I’m from. I had no idea what I was going to do, and the job market there was as dry as a desert.

I ended up working part-time in retail and part-time as an English teacher for kids. After about 7 months I packed my bags and moved to Berlin. After a few months, I landed an internship as a writer for a website. The internship only lasted for three months, but afterwards I ended up getting a job in the marketing department for the website, where I still work today.

I’m actually hired as a Junior PR Manager, which involves a lot of different things, like article writing, working with the graphics team and managing projects.

Although my job description doesn’t include illustration, they really liked my work so now I get to do that from time to time as well!

The first thing I did was the Olympics project, and now we’re currently working on some collages for a project about Fashion Week.

My time at AUB was great, and the best part of it was for sure the people I got to know there. It was a unique experience to be part of such a close-knitted creative community, with people working on different projects all the time. I definitely miss that, but luckily I live in one of the most creative cities in Europe!”