The Enquiry Desk designs and produces events that bring professional help to creative talent.  It caters for students, postgraduates and practising graphic artists & illustrators who seek constructive professional advice specific to their work.

Alongside bookable portfolio reviews, The Enquiry Desk delivers talks at academic institutions and designs larger public events on creative professional practice and topical industry debates.

Our weekly online project WOW – Words of Wisdom features advice from both emerging and establised creatives every Wednesday.

Launched in 2012, The Enquiry Desk is a not-for-profit initiative founded by Josie Sullens and Zara Wood.

Josie Sullens – freelance agent & illustrator
After graduating from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration and Animation, Josie worked freelance as illustrator ‘Josie Jo’.  In 2004 she began working as an illustration agent for Folio where she worked for 6 years with a variety of high calibre artists on projects in advertising and publishing.  A crucial part of her role included talent spotting to find promising new artists for representation.  Josie has been invited by organisations and leading art institutes including; The AOI, Camberwell, Falmouth and Birmingham City University, to lecture on professional practice and offer portfolio reviews.  She continues to work freelance as an illustrator, agent and a press officer for high profile artists.

Zara Wood – artist & illustrator
The artist & illustrator Zara Wood, known more widely to fans and clients from around the world as Woody, has been producing characters and illustrations for nearly a decade. From supergraphics to one of the most successful artist ranges launched by Topshop, Zara has continued to establish herself as a leading illustrator by regularly exhibiting and designing her own range of products.  A keen advocate of bringing professional skills to artists, Zara is a visiting lecturer at both higher and further educational institutions, as well as designing workshops and talks for museums and organisations such as the Association of Illustrators, Own-It, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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