Posts Tagged ‘artist’
WOW – Designer and Illustrator Wijtze Valkema
WOW - Designer and Illustrator Wijtze Valkema

Internships, internships, internships. They are the best way to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Although your investment is big (low or no salary and no time for a job that does pay), doing an internship is an invaluable working experience and a boost to your professional career, regardless if you’re aspiring […]

WOW – Illustrator Caroline Rose Dunning
WOW - Illustrator Caroline Rose Dunning

As a graduate enter as many competitions and exhibitions as you can. Get your work seen!   Caroline Rose Dunning 2014 Illustrator and Printmaker Studied: Graphic Communication BA at Bath Spa Since graduating Caroline has worked with a variety of clients from publishing and press.  She has exhibited in several galleries across the UK and […]

WOW – Illustrator and Printmaker Polly Dunbar
WOW - Illustrator and Printmaker Polly Dunbar

KEEP PLAYING! When drawing becomes your ‘proper job’ it’s easy to forget to make work just for fun. New ideas can grow from experimenting, I find nothing is ever wasted. Polly Dunbar 2014 Illustrator and Printmaker Studied: Illustration BA at Brighton University  Polly Dunbar studied Illustration at Brighton University, since graduating she has written and […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]

WOW – Illustrator Nila Aye
WOW - Illustrator Nila Aye

1. Be young at heart, see the world through the eyes of a child, and look at things as if for the first time. You’ll be amazed how wonderful everything is. 2. Be friendly, charming and memorable 3. Always hand work in on time! Nila Aye, 2013 Illustrator Studied: Graphic design and Illustration BA Central […]

WOW – Artist & Illustrator Joanne Young
WOW - Artist & Illustrator Joanne Young

Don’t try to create a ‘style’.  Practice, experiment and be honest with the work you create. Joanne Young, 2013 Artist & Illustrator Studied BA (Hons) Illustration at the Norwich University of the Arts and recently completed an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art Specialising in editorial and narrative illustration, my […]

WOW – The Dark Inker
WOW - The Dark Inker

Work hard, follow your heart and passions, never miss a deadline and be ready to make the most of the luck when it comes your way! The Dark Inker, 2013 Artist & Illustrator Did one year foundation course at Chelsea school of art, then dropped out to become a sheet metal worker, before following my heart […]

WOW – Illustrator Ping Zhu
WOW - Illustrator Ping Zhu

Honour your mistakes: learn from them instead of destroying the evidence. If you don’t have anything to compare your growth to, you’ll never know how far you’ve come. There’s no use in being selfish or cruel – the world is small and this industry is even smaller. Be sincere, care deeply and don’t work in […]

WOW – Illustrator David Biskup
WOW - Illustrator David Biskup

Get into a good working routine and try to stick to it as far as possible, even when you don’t have any jobs on. By producing work when you’re not having to adhere to deadlines, briefs and clients’ wishes, you give yourself and your work space to develop and grow. David Biskup, 2013 Illustrator Studied: […]

WOW – Illustrator & Musician Nick Radford
WOW - Illustrator & Musician Nick Radford

 Incorporate what you are passionate about into your work. It’s always good to approach potential clients if you like what they are doing with their business – chances are they will like what you do too. Always experiment with your medium to keep things fresh and original (don’t get stuck in a rut with what […]

WOW – Artist, Tutor & Draw Founder Jake Spicer
WOW - Artist, Tutor & Draw Founder Jake Spicer

Look at the world around you, and draw it. Draw to exercise your sense of wonder, to allow yourself to see familiar things anew and to remain curious. Jake Spicer, 2013 artist, tutor and founder of Draw Jake Spicer is head tutor and founder of Draw, an award winning Brighton organisation that promotes innovative and […]

WOW – Illustrator & Printmaker Sarah Ray
WOW - Illustrator & Printmaker Sarah Ray

Don’t be intimidated, focus on your work and what you want to do with it.  Be yourself in your art, it won’t work any other way! Sarah Ray Illustrator & Printmaker Studied: BA Illustration, Cambridge School of Art Sarah Ray is originally from the depths of Herefordshire, where growing up, she and her sisters would […]

WOW – Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Print Maker Anthony Peters
WOW - Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Print Maker Anthony Peters

I would rather make bad work and learn from it than make safe work over and over again because it was successful in the past. To me, experimentation and mistakes are an important part of the creative process. Anthony Peters Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Print Maker Anthony Peters is a maker of things, occasionally pretty […]

WOW – Illustrator and Potter Scott Garrett
WOW - Illustrator and Potter Scott Garrett

KEEP GOING. If you believe you can do it, you eventually will. Persistence is a key part of being an illustrator. Scott Garrett Illustrator and Potter Studied: Illustration BA at Kingston University Scott has worked non-stop as a freelance illustrator since he graduated 19 years ago, working with a wide variety of clients over this […]

WOW – Illustrator Bjorn Lie
WOW - Illustrator Bjorn Lie

You’re probably doing this anyway, but it really is important to find the time to do your own work. Without deadlines, art direction, context or purpose.  Turn off your email. Work with your hands. Experiment with processes.  Don’t worry what anybody else thinks about it. It doesn’t matter. You don’t have to tweet about it. […]

WOW – Printmaker & Designer Jane Ormes
WOW - Printmaker & Designer Jane Ormes

Never keep glue in your handbag. Jane Ormes, 2013  Printmaker and Designer Studied: Surface Pattern Design at De Montfort University Jane has spent the last 26 years as a freelance designer. Her clients include Ikea, Marks and Spencer and ArtPress. She re-discovered screenprinting 7 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. She has exhibited in many galleries […]

WOW – Artist & Illustrator Leif Low-beer Parsons
WOW - Artist & Illustrator Leif Low-beer Parsons

Just do it, choose something that seems interesting and fun and get on it… Once you get that down then follow up with: If there were no rules or compromises what is the very best possible thing I can make / do? (then go back to step one, etc…)  Leif Low-beer Parsons, 2013 Artist and […]

WOW – Artist & Designer Kyle Bean
WOW - Artist & Designer Kyle Bean

Stay curious! Kyle Bean, 2013 Artist and Designer Kyle Bean is an Artist and Designer from Brighton specialising in hand made models, sets and tactile illustrations. Since graduating from a degree in Illustration from the University of Brighton in 2009 he has worked for a diverse range of clients on various projects. Kyle has created […]

WOW – Artist John Dilnot
WOW - Artist John Dilnot

If you are wondering how to do something, get on and do it and then wonder how you did it. I remembered being told this while I was at infants school. Soon after that I remember sliding down the steep playground on a patch of ice and banging my head on the flint wall at […]

WOW – Illustrator Tom Frost
WOW - Illustrator Tom Frost

Make sure you leave the house/studio during the day. Take yourself off to a cafe or a park. Go for a ramble in the woods. There is nothing worse than having a full day working and finding the front door still locked in the evening! Tom Frost 2012 Illustrator   Tom Frost studied illustration at […]

WOW – Artist and Illustrator Sam Chivers
WOW - Artist and Illustrator Sam Chivers

Fight for your copyright! There are no real unions for creatives so if you’re not happy with a contract, contest it. These things are often negotiable. Sam Chivers Artist & Illustrator since 1998 Studied: BA Illustration at Portsmouth University Sam Chivers is a UK based Illustrator and print maker. Working with both digital and handmade […]

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