How can I get a career in book illustration?
Yulia wants to get a career in illustration but has been out of the creative world for a few years.
I would like to find out how I can get into the book illustration design. I graduated a few years ago and I have a degree in Scientific Illustration. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to gain more experience in my profession, but I really want to work in book illustration. I guess when you are out of the world for 2-3 years, you start to feeling a bit self-conscious and can lose confidence in your art work.
I really don’t want for this to happen and I really want to achieve something in my life. At the moment I work in a 9-5 job and it really drains me as I really want to work somewhere where I can use my creative skills. I found your website and I am hoping that you can give me some advice as to where I shall start to get me back on track. I live in Leeds, but I prepared to move to London if I have to as I really want to work in Illustration. I am looking for a place where I can gain some experience in working as illustrator.
I am sorry but I guess this is my cry for help to you and I hope that you can advise me on something.
— Yulia Fomina