What’s been your favourite project to work on from the past year, and why?
I Illustrated a poster for [musical trio] Khruangbin! Laura Leezy and the band commissioned many artists to create a poster for each venue on their tour. It was great to see so many incredible artists take on the brief in their own styles and be given a lot of creative freedom, which is always exciting.
Would you say you need any specific training for what you do?
Having taken a creative course, I don’t think it is essential to becoming an illustrator, but it certainly gives you the time and space to experiment and grow – something I think that can be harder to achieve if you have to work full-time.
However, I think the main skill needed in this role is the ability and determination to get up and create every day, which can be really hard sometimes. Being organised is also an essential trait; you need to dedicate time each week to all areas of your business, such as quoting, invoicing, marketing, building relationships and, of course, creating. This can all become quite chaotic if you aren’t organised.