What makes up an average working day for me? Inspired by a blog by The Bright Agency I created my own ‘A Day in the Life of an Illustrator’, answering the following questions- ‘What defines a nice brief?’ ‘Who keeps you company?’ ‘How do you break up your day’? ‘What inspires you?’. (With a few lockdown adjustments being made for now, obvs.)
(On the table) A nice brief – My ideal brief from a client would have clear guidelines on what, why and when they want something done. Ideally it will make my heart beat, and is something that the client is excited about too!
(By my side) Good company – My workmate is a faithful little puppet friend who’s stuck with me for many years. [Find him in my previous blogs here and here. Coincidentally, my first blog on him was exactly 6 years ago today!]
(Clock) Time – It sure does fly, but I try and stick to a regular 9-5 hour working day through the week. Sometimes I teach a dance class, so on those days I work around that.
(Through the window) Outdoors – I try and get outside for a break every day. I love the chance to see what nature’s up to, and a bit of human interaction is always nice! My favourite places for a quick walk- the local park, shops or library. When I have a little more time I love a wander through the city, an afternoon at a museum, or a drive out to the hills.
(Around the studio) Inspiration – Music is a big part of my day, and I usually have an assortment of pictures, objects and books around to keep me inspired.