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What I Talk About When I Talk About Illustration

Tom Woolley

Freelance Illustrator

  • Fri 7th Jun, 2024
  • BCU Curzon
  • 11:00am
  • talk
  • Free
  • 40 mins

With over 14 years’ experience working as a freelance illustrator, Tom Woolley has worked on a variety of projects; from spot art for children’s textbooks to large-scale murals for Sherwood Forest. In his talk, Tom will discuss his journey so far and share insights into building a successful career as a freelancer.

Tom will highlight early commissions for clients such as McCain chips that gave him the confidence to persevere, to working on jobs for UNESCO and Northumberland National Park. He will discuss building a portfolio that attracts dream clients and the pros and cons of specialising in a certain niche. Tom will also talk openly about the ups and downs of anxiety as a freelance illustrator, and techniques he’s practised to soften the lows.

BCU Curzon The Hive

illustration District

Birmingham City University Curzon Building,
Cardigan Street,
Birmingham, UK

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