Illustrator: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:60)
Isabelle Staub works as a freelance illustrator, handling both creative and business aspects. She enjoys being her own boss and loves to create something new. Artists are always improving and learning.
Illustrator: Career Beginnings (01:49)
Staub discusses drawing at an early age and graduating from Moore College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Her social media campaign on Walt Disney princesses' jumpstarted her career.
Illustrator: Keys for Success (00:60)
Illustrators need to have patience, a strong work ethic, and perseverance. Timelines to success vary. Always have a project on the side that you enjoy.
Illustrator: Education and Certification Requirements (01:49)
Path to becoming a freelance illustrator varies. Staub describes how she gained lifelong mentors by attending a four-year college and what inspires her. Keep current on the Adobe Suite of products.
Illustrator: Workplace Atmosphere (01:10)
Staub works from home and has space solely dedicated to her work. Her hours vary. She travels to conventions and art festivals.
Illustrator: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:56)
Staub discusses transitioning into freelancing from art school. Individuals learn the most from their mistakes.
Illustrator: A Day on the Job (01:32)
Staub handles business elements first before working on creative projects. In a typical contract, she will make traditional rough sketches to illicit feedback from clients. Working in different mediums provides variety.
Illustrator: Industry Goals and Services (00:42)
Illustrators want to create something that brings a client's vision to life. Staub appreciates when artists contact her via social media.
Illustrator: Industry Challenges (01:04)
Challenges include underselling work and business aspects of freelancing. Some companies do not compensate artists properly.
Illustrator Looking at the Future (01:06)
The illustration industry will be thriving. Social media provides a new platform that reaches more individuals. Companies are starting to see the value of illustrators.
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