Interviews with top designers

Learn how these designers got started, get clients and keep motivated.

Quick Interview with Alex Mathers

Quick Interview with Alex Mathers

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? I never planned to be an illustrator. I did geography at university and then a Masters in Real Estate. 2. How did you get started and what was the biggest hurdle you overcame? I got into illustration in my early...

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Quick Interview with John Emery

Quick Interview with John Emery

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? Out of high school, I wanted to go to art school. I specifically remember a conversation with my father in which he said, “What about graphic design? It’s an art major that you can probably make a living with.” So I...

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Quick interview with Anna Robinson

Quick interview with Anna Robinson

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a freelance designer? I was employed at an agency and had just come back to work again after maternity leave. I struggled for a year or so but often found myself driving in the bus lane to get home in time to fetch my son from...

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Quick interview with Sean Tambagahan

Quick interview with Sean Tambagahan

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? I’ve always known that I wanted to do something creative, but I’ve never wanted to be a freelancer (and I never have been one). I’ve known from the beginning that what I wanted to do required collaboration with...

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Quick interview with Mark Hirons

Quick interview with Mark Hirons

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a freelance designer? Ever since secondary school, aged 13, I can't remember the exact moment but I did graphics at school and enjoyed it so much I started a business doing it. 2. How did you get started and what was the...

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Quick interview with Von Glitschka

Quick interview with Von Glitschka

1. When did you realize you wanted to be a freelance designer / self employed? I first started thinking about it around 1998 or so when I had my first art rep and was doing a lot of freelance illustration work while I worked at Upper Deck in California. Then in 2002...

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Quick Interview with Brent Galloway

Quick Interview with Brent Galloway

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a freelance designer? To make a long story short – I started teaching myself web and graphic design freshman year of high school. A friend and I had a comic and cartoon animation series that we wanted to share with the world....

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Quick interview with Brandon Rike

Quick interview with Brandon Rike

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a freelance designer? I’m not sure that I ever made a conscious decision to be freelance, per se. I guess I had just always assumed that whatever I did with my art, I would be doing it on my own. I had seen my father work a job...

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Quick interview with Rob Dobi

Quick interview with Rob Dobi

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a freelancer? I always wanted to be one, something about working in your underwear, making your own hours and playing bad music as loud as you want just sounds so appealing. It wasn’t until I got my first big editorial client...

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Quick interview with Pete Harrison

Quick interview with Pete Harrison

1. How did you get started in Freelancing? How did you land your first customer? Once I had started to create digital art, I posted it on forums and communities etc..my first customer saw some of my earlier works, and thought I could create something for one of their...

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