The New Year

Happy New Year!

2018 was a strange year for me as I was working towards finishing my Master’s degree and with that came a lot of stress. I had an idea at the beginning of my degree of the point which I wanted to be at by the time I was finished and it became clear to me that my goals will take a lot longer to achieve than I initially thought. I worked harder in 2018 than I ever have before, not only on my degree but on my career as a freelance illustrator as a whole. Some of the projects which I worked on over the year paid off a lot more than others but I have definitely ended the year with a better portfolio and knowledge of the industry than when it began. I am excited to see what 2019 brings and as it is the first year which I have began not in any form of education since I was 4 years old, I am feeling incredibly positive about how much I am able to achieve.

I am not one for sticking to a new years resolution but I like the idea of setting goals which I can work towards throughout the year and I thought that I would write this blog post to act as a reminder to myself of where I want to be this time next year.

  1. To have an idea for a children’s picture book which I am excited about and to be in the process of working on the illustrations.
  2. To have reached 100 sales on my Etsy shop
  3. To sell my work at a craft fair/ print fair
  4. To continue to work on personal projects
  5. To work more in my sketchbook
  6. To work on drawing people (I have avoided drawing people for 5 years)
  7. To improve my social media presence (especially Instagram and my blog)
  8. To travel more and plan a trip with friends
  9. to have worked with a number of new and exciting clients
  10. To look further into having an agent/ find an agent