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Today’s interview is with Illustrator Emily Mills! Emily & I met a conference last year and I got to see first hand what her illustration work looks like (I admit me creeping on her during the conference, ha!).
We dive into what it’s really like to be a full-time illustrator: She shares how she got started in the industry, how she uses illustrations to tell a story, what kind of clients she works with, how she gets inspired when she’s not feeling creative, what she struggles with, misconceptions people have and so much more!
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Day in the Life of an Illustrator | Emily Mills
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
- If Emily always wanted to be an illustrator and how she got started.
- How Emily uses illustrations to tell a story.
- What she does to get inspired when she’s not feeling creative.
- Her favorite type of illustrations to do.
- What she struggles with most in her career as an illustrator.
- Common misconceptions people have about the illustration community.
- One piece of advice she’d offer to someone who wants to become an illustrator.
Emily Mills is a freelance illustrator, a sketchnoting fanatic, and author of “The Art of Visual Notetaking.” When she’s not serving her own clients, you can find her teaching online classes at SketchnoteAcademy.com. Emily lives just outside Nashville, TN with her husband.
Links to resources
- Emily’s Instagram
- Sketch Note Academy Instagram
- Emily’s book, The Art of Visual Notetaking
- Emily’s online classes
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