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Hennie Haworth is a freelance illustrator. She has worked with many major brands, including Waitrose and Vodafone. She shared six pieces of advice for illustrators starting out.
“I studied illustration at Brighton University. When I left, I worked in a school for a year as a chemistry lab technician.
“During that time I did lots of free work, often for not-for-profit magazines. I tried to get as much illustration experience as possible.
“You have to be really good at time management and at being self-motivated.”
“I developed contacts, and pestered magazine art directors to look at my work. Slowly, jobs began to come in, and slowly, I started getting paid for them.”
“Mainly I’ve learned skills on the job. At college, I hadn’t ever thought I’d want to be a freelance illustrator.
“I didn’t know what I wanted at the time, but the course was more geared towards fine art. It was only after I left, and thought ‘What should I do?’ that I started drawing.
“When I realised I wanted to pursue it, I got back in touch with my tutors and started talking about it with them.”
Read the full article here.
Tags: Art, creative, creative choices, drawing, illustration
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