WOW – Cartoonist & Illustrator Rosie Brooks
WOW - Cartoonist & Illustrator Rosie Brooks

Always put your contact details in the front of your sketchbook. They are very easy to lose if you are engrossed at a gallery or museum and nice people do tend to try to return them! Rosie Brooks, 2014 Cartoonist & Illustrator I started off by reading Music in Durham, then went on to complete […]

WOW – Illustrator & Cartoonist Stephen Collins
WOW - Illustrator & Cartoonist Stephen Collins

My best bit of advice to new illustrators is, don’t rely on emails for your self promotion. Instead, send out postcards or packs of prints. And here’s the important bit – follow these physical prints up with phone calls to art directors.  I have this theory that half of the illustrators who give up early […]

Happy 2014 from The Enquiry Desk Crew
Happy 2014 from The Enquiry Desk Crew

Here’s to a creative and productive 2014. Thanks for all those who regularly follow our Words of Wisdom Project, which will be start again tomorrow!  But if you can’t wait that long, you can always catch up on all our WOWs dating back from 2012 right here.

WOW – The Enquiry Desk Crew
WOW - The Enquiry Desk Crew

Chill out and play this Christmas. The Enquiry Desk , 2013  Massive thanks to all the WOWers who shared their creative wisdom with us this year. Project WOW will return for it’s third year in January 2014. Expect more inspiring advice and comforting truths from the crew at The Enquiry Desk and our amazing contributors […]

WOW – Freelance Illustrative Designer Steve Simpson
WOW - Freelance Illustrative Designer Steve Simpson

Albert Einstein once said “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. It’s from our mistakes that we find new ways of approaching problems, the real talent is recognising we are making mistakes and learning from them. I’ve always been the type of person who is constantly questioning, experimenting and tweaking […]

WOW – Designer & Illustrator Sarah Arnett
WOW - Designer & Illustrator Sarah Arnett

Just passing on the words of Charles Mingus, because there are non better! “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” Sarah Arnett, 2013 Designer & Illustrator Studied: Woven textiles University of Brighton Sarah is a designer and illustrator. Graduating from the University of Brighton, Sarah originally trained in […]

WOW – Josie Swan Illustrator & Enquiry Desk Founder
WOW - Josie Swan Illustrator & Enquiry Desk Founder

See opportunities to be creative and do something good. Josie Swan 2013 Illustrator Josie Jo and Co-Founder The Enquiry Desk Studied:  BA  Illustration and Animation at Kingston University Throughout November Josie  is taking part in Movember to raise money for Men’s health issues including Testicular Cancer and Prostate Cancer.  She will be wearing, drawing and […]

WOW – Illustrator Andrew Lyons
WOW - Illustrator Andrew Lyons

Fake it ’til you make it, is the best advice I’ve heard for aspiring illustrators. Act like a pro by keeping regular hours and filling your portfolio with as many subjects as possible. Draw everything! Also, learn from other illustrators by looking at their portfolios, look at how they solve problems and how they present […]

WOW – Designer & Founder of Lewie Evans Design
WOW - Designer & Founder of Lewie Evans Design

Be confident (not to be confused with arrogant or egotistical). If you truly believe in your ideas and yourself, your clients and others will too. Lewie Evans, 2013 Designer & Founder — Lewie Evans Design Studio Studied: BA Hons Graphic Design at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Epsom Since graduating from The Surrey […]

WOW – Illustrator & Fine Artist Peter James Field
WOW - Illustrator & Fine Artist Peter James Field

Find your uniqueness by making work about the things that genuinely interest you, however off the wall they might seem. Andy Warhol had a tin of Campbells soup for lunch each day, years before he screenprinted them. Find your own Campbells soup equivalent, and allow yourself to get obsessed. Push that thing further than anyone […]

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