Posted 03 March 2021

Get a Pep Talk from illustrator Manjit Thapp

Our online event, Pep Talk is back this March with yet another stellar guest, and you won’t want to miss it. This month, illustrator Manjit Thapp will be joining us on Wednesday, 17th March at 1pm on Instagram Live to talk about building an illustration career, the nature of promoting and selling your work online, as well as filling us in on her latest book with Penguin Random House.

Meet the Guest


About Manjit Thapp

As a freelance illustrator, it helps to have a few strings to your bow. No one knows this better than illustrator Manjit Thapp. Over the past few years, Manjit has built an impressive following through posting her work online, and now has a few different strands to her illustration practice.

Based in the UK, Manjit graduated with a BA in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in 2016. Her work typically features female characters and combines both traditional and digital media. So far, Manjit has worked with a stellar list of clients including Apple, Adobe, ITV and Tate, and her work has been featured by Instagram, Dazed, Vogue India, and Wonderland Magazine, and has even created one of Google’s coveted Doodle illustrations.

Manjit’s Google Doodle: Celebrating poet Kamala Das, 2018
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Manjit’s upcoming book, ‘Feelings: A Story in Seasons’, published by Penguin Random House

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Work for Giorgio Armani

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Work for Stylist magazine x ITV

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Work for Time magazine

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Work for Moleskine x Frida Khalo

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Work for Marie Claire France

As well as illustrating everything from portraits, zines and fashion shows, she has had her illustrations featured on the clothes themselves, via the likes of Lazy Oaf. Manjit has also illustrated numerous books, and this month will see the release of her first author-illustrated book, Feelings: A Story in Seasons, with Penguin Random House.

In addition to commissions and client projects, Manjit has also had great success with her online shop, where she sells everything from prints to phone cases and stickers. So if you are similarly looking to sell your work online, be sure to tune in as Manjit shares some of her learnings and top tips for setting up shop.

On 17th March, we’ll be chatting to Manjit about how she’s been able to build a career in illustration, as well as sharing advice on selling work independently and the process of getting a book published.

See more from Manjit via her website and on Instagram.

Meet the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, doing a year in industry while at university lead to Steph’s lucky break. After working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing her current role as a motion designer at Selfridges.

Ever since, Steph’s career has continued to go from strength-to-strength. From building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Recently she was also selected for Kickers’ class of 50 creatives that they believe will help shape their respective industries over the next 50 years.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

Get Involved

Send us your questions!
We’d love for you to join us on February 17th, and we also welcome your questions for Manjit.

Join the conversation
You can send your questions via Eventbrite when you sign up. Register using the button below, give us a follow on Instagram – and we’ll see you there!