Russell Weekes came and did a great talk on Friday, taking us through his early work like College Years through to his recent vector illustrations.
He started of as an illustrator, but wouldn’t call himself one now. He says his specialism is more of a way of thinking rather than a specific craft.
He said what he enjoys most is taking something you know and putting it into something you don’t. Playing with the function. The familiar and the unknown.
His advice throughout his talk was; “keep personal work going at all times, as it will feed into your paid work”
Visit his website here. It’s great.