About Elliot Ulm
Elliot Ulm is a self-taught, Sydney-based graphic designer and self-titled ‘cool guy’. His often brutally honest and relatable observations of creative life have attracted a cult following on Instagram under the handle @elliotisacoolguy – with meme-like statements commenting on everything from creative burnout to computer overheating.
Fuelling an early interest in Photoshop, Elliot took to YouTube while still at school, watching online tutorials to pick up some essential design fundamentals. It eventually led to his first client experiences, designing logos and working on branding projects.
After realising that design school wasn‘t for him, Elliot dropped out of university after a year, set up his Instagram page in 2019, and has been working – and documenting his experiences – as a freelancer ever since. At the moment, he is learning 3D design, working on his Casetify phone case range and, in true Elliot Ulm fashion, making self-deprecating art about both those things.
Elliot will be ready to answer your questions about starting out in the design industry, and how blending honesty and humour have helped him build a community online.
See more from Elliot on his Instagram and Patreon.