Illustrator, Concept Artist, & Teacher
I create illustrations to aid in the design process for theme parks, games, animation, and books.
Day to Day
Once a client establishes interest in me, we communicate in order for them to brief me on what they want and expect from my services. This takes place either over email or in person if possible. Then I begin my work from my home office at my own schedule. I check in with them as often as they require and turn in my deliverables (usually jpeg images or layered Photoshop files) either via email or a file transfer site.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Have a high level of discipline, great organization, and a professional mindset.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for professionals
If you have the art training, you need to have a professional looking website with only your best work. Not a social media site but a professional looking portfolio. This is where you'll direct people to showcase your work and may be the difference in whether they hire you.
My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead: