DID YOU STUDY/WHAT DID YOU STUDY?
I have a Bachelor of Visual Art & Design majoring in graphic design.
DO I NEED A DEGREE?
That's a decision that you'll need to make. I am happy that I have a degree, however I personally don't believe you need a degree to be able to pursue a career in the creative industry. Institutional settings for learning are helpful for forming connections and networks you wouldn't typically have and for access to things you may not be able to easily outside of that environment (ie things like studio spaces, kilns, printing presses).
With education becoming more and more expensive the value of real world experience through things like work experience, internships and jobs as a source of education, and going to industry events including gallery shows and conferences as a space for networking is ever increasing.
HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR STYLE/HOW CAN I FIND MINE?
Developing my style has and will be a career-long journey for me. My advice would be to focus on making work that you like, which is true to your interests and values, and a style will become evident to others naturally. I think a lot of people try to use others' work as compass for what to do with their own, and while that can be okay and an essential part of getting started, what usually ends up happening is that we too closely emulate someone else's style and miss out on finding our own.
I think style is merely a confidence in making work, in a certain way that is unique to you. Don't obsess over it, don't worry, just make things that make you happy.
What materials do you use?
PAPER Arches 640 GSM Watercolour Paper
WATERCOLOURS Sennelier French Artist Watercolours
PENCILS No specific brand, although I only use a hardness of 2B and above.
COLOURED PENCILS Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Coloured Pencils
BRUSHES No specific brand, round & fine. I usually opt for soft synthetic brushes.
SKETCHBOOKS I have many. Leuchtturm1917 does a great all-purpose sketchbook.
ARE YOU TAKING ON COMMISSIONS AT THE MOMENT?
I am not taking any personal/private commissions at the moment.
WHAT DO I DO IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH MY ORDER?
Please send an email with your order number (you can find this in your email confirmation) and a description of the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SHIP ORDERS?
We ship orders at least once a week.
HOW LONG DOES SHIPPING USUALLY TAKE?
We usually include an estimate on each store listing. Some orders will take longer depending on cultural events (during holidays postal carriers usually see a significant influx of orders needing to be processed and therefor shipping times are affected) and region (often orders to rural areas will take longer than those to metropolitan areas). If you are worried, please feel free to email us at the address above.
I PUT IN THE WRONG ADDRESS, CAN I HAVE A REFUND?
Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for the input of incorrect addresses, as an independent illustrator I can't afford to do so. Please check your address when placing your order and you can do so afterwards on your order confirmation.If you realise that you've entered the wrong address, please email us ASAP and we will do our best to rectify the error if we can.