Life as a freelance illustrator

an interesting insight into a freelance illustrator

Bazingaa! Magazine

There are thousands of people with art degrees attempting to make it big in the creative industry. Amy Rose had the chance to delve in to the life of a freelance illustrator to give some advice to those pondering over the idea of freelancing.

Aaron Jay is a unique illustrator who goes by the name of Randy Otter. After graduating from Coventry University with a degree in illustration he now works as a freelance illustrator.

He started his career whilst at university by creating an illustration every day for a year in a group called Threadless 365. He then submitted the designs to the Threadless website where people score the ideas. The design with the best score overall wins a cash prize. Aaron managed to win a couple of Threadless competitions during this year, which helped him to pay for his rent, and meant he could spend more time…

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