Self-employed Illustrator and Graphic Designer
If you want to be an illustrator or graphic designer, first of all I would ask you: why? If you say you just like the idea, because you heard it’s a cool, creative job, then my advice is: go create something. Now. Before planning on a career in this industry. Start by drawing something, put together a design, give yourself a brief, it can be anything. See if you like doing this. Because before you decide on becoming a designer or illustrator, it’s important to have the right reasons. You need to actually like the work, and not just the “idea”, because that’s the only way you will stay motivated through the difficult learning periods. This is a very satisfying and exciting job, with so many opportunities to work and learn, so you can be sure you’ll never be bored. But it’s not a job for everybody, and there are a few ways to tell if this is the job for you. And I can help you with that.
I’m a self-employed graphic designer and illustrator, currently traveling between Bucharest, Romania and Dublin, Ireland.
What I do? I love illustration and graphic design and I have my own studio, where I work for clients and my own projects.
I’m pretty much home schooled in this area, which was a valuable learning skill for me, so I’m learning something new all the time. I have a background in User Experience Design, having designed mobile and web apps in the past years – and I have a UX Design certification that surprisingly helps a lot with what I do now: designing brand identities, with a focus on the end client/customer.
I’ve been passionate about drawing ever since I can remember, so my favorite projects are those that require illustration. I also have my own illustration shop, where I sell my artwork.
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