Dóri Berczi aka Dorca Borca graduated from Hungarian University of Fine Arts and studied illustration in Italy. After she couldn't find completeness in work as graphic designer she started her career in tattoo arts too, which brings her contentment and success as she's motivated by the immediate happiness her works bring to people.
She's mostly known for her characteristic classic blackwork style designs - her illustrations are often playful, sometimes girly, and always beautiful to look at, no surprise that there are more and more fans to choose her talent for a lifetime.
When did you find out that you are going to be an illustrator?
At the age of 19 during the fist year of decor school.
Where did you study?
After decor school I went to Hungarian University of Fine Arts, I studied graphic design.
What are you known for?
After finishing university I started my career in tattoo art, people usually know me by that.
What do you love the most in your job?
What was your favourite work, what sort of jobs do you like the most?
I usually like my recent works the most. My favourite works are the ones when I got a free hand and I can draw whatever I like.
What do you do apart from illustration and graphic design?
I do tattoo art.
What would be your dream job?
My job is a real dream job for me, I’m very lucky!
How do you work and how does one of your days look like?
I work on a pretty tight schedule. As I work mostly as a tattoo artist my current graphic designer works I usually do during the weekends and nights.
Who inspires you?
I can get inspiration from almost anything. Not necessarily from my field of work but from a glimpse on the street for instance.
How does an idea become reality and what kind of techniques do you prefer?
That’s a good question. If it’s a commission, I follow the brief, otherwise I go for paper and pencil and I usually digitalise my final drawings.
What kind of music do you listen to while working?
I listen to my current favourite, I don’t have a preferred genre.
What would be your advice to the newcomers in illustration and animation?
Draw, draw and draw!
Would you name a few of your favourite illustrators?
I don’t really have favourites… or I have quite many of them. One of my newest is Owen Davey, and I adore Alice Melvin for ages. Italian illustrators for example Simone Rea are amazing. Every day I can find something great on Instagram.
Dorca designed a collection of TEMPORARY tattoos for us, you can get them here!