ILLUSTRATOR EMMA BLOCK’S TOP TIPS FOR RECENT GRADUATES

EMMA BLOCK graduated from Middlesex’s BA in 2011. Since then she’s been working as a full time freelancer and has produced illustrations for books, greetings cards as well as live  drawing at numerous events. In her latest blog post she shares some tips for the latest crop of graduates- Check it out below;

 

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emma block homemaker magazineGraduation is always a scary time, and after the degree show comes down it’s easy to feel a little bit lost. Here are 10 little nuggets of advice to hopefully get you through this transition period.

1. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it
When I was preparing for my degree show a lot of people were saying things like ‘well obviously I don’t expect to work as an illustrator’ and ‘everyone knows there’s no work in the illustration industry’. These things aren’t true. It’s not easy but it’s not impossible, and somebody’s got to take the photos, design the clothes and draw the pictures we all enjoy, so why shouldn’t you be the one to do it. I have made my living solely as a freelance illustrator since graduating 5 years a go.

2. Stay passionate and keep producing work
If you’re passionate about your, work…

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