How would you describe what you do?
I am a freelance illustrator currently represented by Jelly London. I focus on digital painting, with my tools being either a Wacom tablet, Photoshop or an iPad and Procreate. The kind of jobs I get vary from illustrating out of home advertising, editorial, book covers or social media assets.
For example I was commissioned by LNER trains for their out-of-home campaign, which was used for a Kings Cross London Underground takeover.
What does a typical working day look like and where does it happen?
I normally wake up, make a banana smoothie, meditate and then I’m ready for the day. My rule is that I get out of bed before 8am. I still live at home so my office is in my very small room and with the commute being two steps from my bed to the computer, it could be easy to fall into bad habits.
Generally speaking I try to keep to a 9 to 5 routine – however I guess the beauty of freelancing means this can be flexible depending on the work load. I normally break the day up by walking the dog or making a stew for lunch. And even with the current situation, my days don’t feel too different whilst self-isolating!