After graduating from Falmouth University in 2019, Jake Hawkins knew that he wanted to work in the world of editorial. So when he saw a role at The Telegraph being advertised on Linkedin, he jumped at the chance. Not long after, he left his hometown of Somerset for London – “a big change for me” – and now spends his days designing, animating and illustrating at the paper, while freelancing on the side. Jake’s highlights so far include an illustration for a very “saucy article” for The Telegraph, plus a Covid-19 cover for Gay Times’ Solidarity Issue. Here, we chat to Jake to about his journey so far, what it’s like to complete a brief in just a few hours and why you should always keep track of your achievements.