Advice & Tips

Sometimes I get these student mails, or aspiring illustrators ask me for advice about running an illustration studio, or tips and tricks in general.

There’s no definite answer to these kind of questions. I discovered some things along the way, and still am in the process of figuring out other things. What works for me may not work for you. Insights tend to shapeshift anyhow: next week, I might give you 9 entirely different answers.

So here’s my illustrated, rather personal, arbitrary and non-definite answer:

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about ** tip 1: This line comes straight from the Debbie Millman interview with Oliver Jeffers; they expressed this insight more succintly than I ever could.
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