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This month, we hear from illustrator Erin Aniker as she discusses her journey from GCSE and A-level Art to going on to complete an Art foundation and later BA Illustration degree at uni, how useful she's found studying illustration at degree level and the value of working part times jobs before eventually going full-time illustration and signing with an agent in late 2019. Erin has worked for a number of clients from brands such as The Body Shop, Vice, Nike, Urban Outfitters to publications such as The Washington Post, Stylist Magazine, held talks and workshops at The Design Museum and Apple and had her work featured in Time Out, It's Nice That and The Guardian and more.
Erin will be talking about her work, highlights and low points of her career so far and her creative process as a digital illustrator. Although Erin went down the formal education route and has recently signed with an agent, she'll also be talking about what it was like graduating without a portfolio, how useful she's found her art foundation and illustration degrees, whether you need an agent and at what point and what she's learned in her journey as an illustrator so far.