This interview is an excerpt from an episode of the Design Break Podcast, where I sat down and interviewed my friend Tom Froese, a fantastic illustrator and designer.
The first question in this series—from the Design Break podcast— is one that I feel every creative, regardless of which discipline you may specialize in or find you’re passionate about can relate to.
There is a huge difference between the value that illustrators create for you, the clients/partners, then what you find with “Ready to Use” or stock illustrations on sites like Stocksy or Shutterstock.
I’m going to talk to you a bit about some of the challenges you’ll face in figuring out how much you should budget as well as some scenarios you may run into along the way.
It's easy for people to say, "you were born with it; you were born with the gift of being creative." My typical response is that it has nothing to do with being born with anything.