Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’
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Project WOW will be back in 2015 while our team concentrate on other creative projects.  In the meantime you can still read all the WOWs so far right here.  Feel free to also check out our founders’ new work and websites too: Josie Swan and Zara Wood.

WOW – Illustrator and Printmaker La Shuks
WOW - Illustrator and Printmaker La Shuks

In the sea of illustrators, you need to have a distinct recognisable style so that clients remember you clearly when they think of who’s work is right for a particular job. But what if you just can’t narrow down a style? Don’t be afraid to have a couple of different guises! It’s important to keep […]

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 & Designer Stephen Chan
WOW - Illustrator & Designer Stephen Chan

Build strong relationships with other like-minded people…be it other illustrators, designers, animators, developers, printers, editors, etc. Work and learn from each other. Viewing things from another persons perspective and seeing how others tackle problems can be very inspiring and informative. Help and support others, and they will repay you when you need it most. Stephen […]

WOW – The Enquiry Desk
WOW - The Enquiry Desk

Always double check the final artwork files before you send them to the client. Make sure you are supplying it as requested in the brief – format; dimensions; mode; resolution; colour separation etc.  Don’t let yourself lose future work because of silly mistakes like spelling or missing something out.       The Enquiry Desk, […]

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 – The Enquiry Desk
WOW - The Enquiry Desk

Plan a work routine and stick to it.  Remember to factor in accounts, self promotion and updating your portfolio around commissions.  It may need to be adaptable during busy spells but will focus you during quiet times.  The Enquiry Desk, 2014 We deliver talks and events on creative professional practice and topical industry debates for higher […]

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 – Jessie Ford of Sugar Snap Studio
WOW - Jessie Ford of Sugar Snap Studio

Keep drawing! I’m as guilty as the next person for relying on my computer too much… I love the hand drawn line and need to remind myself of this!  Nothing beats it. Jessie Ford of Sugar Snap Studio, 2014 Illustrator and Picture Book Creator  Studied: Graphic Design (illustration) Bath Spa University College Jessie studied for […]

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 – The Enquiry Desk Team
WOW - The Enquiry Desk Team

Don’t be scared of pricing.  Your creative skills are a commodity, so value them. The Enquiry Desk Team 2013  For help getting to grips with pricing a job and working out a daily rate check out these publications and organisations: an – artist’s fees toolkit calculator: www.a-n.co.uk The AOI – members dedicated pricing support via email […]

WOW – Graphic Designers & Printmakers hello DODO
WOW - Graphic Designers & Printmakers hello DODO

 Have BIG plans and HUGE goals but don’t try to reach them all in one step. Ambition is a must but if you try to achieve everything all at once then you’ll completely freak out and end up overwhelmed. Try to write achievable to do lists and you’ll get things done, make progress and feel […]

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 – Manuel Griñón Montes
WOW - Manuel Griñón Montes

Listen to a nice record, enjoy the sunshine after a rainy day, jump waves and take a walk through the countryside. Draw, paint, design, play, build, collaborate with other people and learn from your surroundings. Have fun and never let money make you forget your passions. Manuel Griñón Montes, 2013 Illustrator, Designer, Visual Artist and […]

WOW – Charlie Hood of Beach London
WOW - Charlie Hood of Beach London

Keep everything and everyone that might come in useful ever safe. No matter how big or small. On Google Drive. Charlie Hood of Beach London, 2013 I co-run Beach London, a gallery and creative agency in Shoreditch. We’ve worked with some of the World’s most exciting illustrators and designers over the past two years. We […]

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 – Illustrator Paul Blow
WOW - Illustrator Paul Blow

Ideas are the hard bit, the fun is in the making. The two cannot exist without each other. Paul Blow, 2013 Illustrator Studied: Communication Media BA (Hons) at Maidstone College of Art and Narrative Illustration MA at Brighton University. Paul Blow is a Dorset-based illustrator who, over the past fifteen years, has worked on numerous […]

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 […]

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