Being Freelance Podcast

Last month I was interviewed by Steve Folland for his Being Freelance Podcast. It was the first time I had been interviewed on a podcast and so was quite a new experience for me! I needn’t have worried though as Steve is an experienced podcaster and broadcaster and great at putting people at ease and as I felt like I knew him through watching his vlogs on Youtube it was relatively painless.

I spoke to Steve about my illustration and freelance journey and how I got to where I am today. It was actually a really helpful exercise for me as I could clearly see, looking back, the progression I had made from literally not knowing anything about illustration to working with a variety of national and international clients on a range of illustration projects, simply through taking small intentional steps. I think when you’re in the midst of building your career it can be pretty disheartening when you face opposition, rejection and you can easily feel that you’re not going anywhere. However if you stick at it for a few years, I guarantee looking back you will see how things have moved forward, whether it’s your confidence, relationships or skills, you will have improved ten-fold.

For anyone who is thinking about pursuing a career in illustration or any other freelance creative profession for that matter, I think you would find encouragement from listening to this chat. Listen here.

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