Growing up with a love of comics, Dublin-based illustrator Charlot Kristensen always knew that she wanted to do something creative. After studying for a diploma in art and design, Charlot graduated from Middlesex University in 2015, leaving with a degree in illustration and a handful of connections that led to her first paid jobs. But looking back, it was social media that proved to have the biggest impact on her career. Through contributing to hashtags such as #portfolioday, Charlot was able to grow her audience, attracting clients like Penguin Random House, Google and AARP. Recently, she even published her very own graphic novel, What We Don’t Talk About. Here, Charlot discusses her inspirations, finding your audience and why it’s okay to take on part-time work.