Depending on who you talk to, some say you don’t need to go to school in order to be an illustrator. If you can draw you can illustrate. I disagree with that. Drawing is the foundation of this profession but there is so much more to the skill that needs to be learned before you can work professionally. Ideally, someone should go to school and focus on drawing or illustration. I went to school for graphic design and also hold a degree in Computer Animation. Design is a very valuable field to know if you are an illustrator so taking classes in it would be extremely helpful. Also, I continue my illustration education every chance I can get. I’ve attended many conferences and workshops to learn more about my craft and stay informed about any new developments in the industry.
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After having worked in the corporate arena in the design field for many years, Tanja ventured out to start her own illustration and design business in 2003. Since then she has worked on many various projects with her main focus being children’s illustration. More...