Me in my studio, July 2020

My individual Illustration Portfolio Reviews are open to recent graduates, emerging illustrators and any creatives looking for some guidance in the Illustration industry.

After 17 years of working as a freelance creative, I wish to offer aspiring illustrators some guidance and empower them to move forward with their practice and their career.

I’ll begin with telling you a little bit about me. Like most children, I started drawing at a very young age, and like most illustrators, somehow I never really stopped. I went to Art School in Paris to study Applied Arts, and earned a BA in Graphic Design, Publishing and Editorial, and a BA in History of Art. I worked as a Designer and Art Director for 7 years in France, Austria, Greece, and Berlin, Germany where I’m currently based, before I turned my life around…

In 2010 I took a leap of faith and decided to pursue a career in Illustration. Fast forward to 2021, I am represented by Illustration Division in NYC and Tiphaine Illustration in Paris, and my work has appeared in magazines around the world including Harper’s Bazaar, Architectural Digest, Marie Claire and Elle Decoration. I’ve illustrated 8 books ranging from fashion to Interior Design published by Penguin Random House, Harper Collins among others. My work has been commissioned for cosmetic packaging, Set Design props, postcards, printed fabric and more!

I won’t lie to you, breaking into illustration is really difficult. But like anything in life, if this is the right path for you, and if you are resilient and ready to work really hard, then I have no doubt you will make it.

I don’t have any secrets, or magic tricks, to share with you. But I did learn through the years how to keep my Illustration portfolio looking fresh and relevant, how to knock at the right doors and keep clients coming back, and how to price myself. I’ve learnt that a relationship with an agent is like a love relationship, you need to know if you are willing to give what it takes to not flying solo anymore, whatever that means. I’ve learnt how to balance commission work and personal work and how to infuse my portfolio with who I really am. I’ve learnt that when I take care of my physical health and mental health, my illustration work gets better too.

I would have loved to have someone helping me figure things out when I started my illustration career. It can feel terribly lonely and scary at the beginning, I know it did for me! But it doesn’t have to be this way for you and if I can help you, I’d be happy to.

My intention is to empower you and guide you on your own path towards becoming a professional illustrator. I’ll share with you my experiences, my insights, and any advice relevant to you and your portfolio. Together we will discover your strengths, and what the future could look like for you.

If this resonates with you, then read on!

In this one hour session with me, I will:

  • give you constructive feedback on your portfolio
  • suggest ways for you to move forward, based on your personality and illustration style

Along that, we can also talk about:

  • How to build a strong Portfolio 
  • How to shift careers
  • Pricing
  • The Editorial world
  • Working with Illustration Agents
  • Digital process, tools
  • Workspace
  • Work/life balance

HOW IT WORKS

I offer sessions in French and English.

Each session costs 100€ and goes as follow:

  • 1 hour individual zoom call with me where I give you feedback on your portfolio and answer all your questions and concerns about the industry, your career, etc.

Just send me an email with the filled-in questionnaire + your 5 favourite pieces from your Portfolio (.jpg is best). I’ll email you back with the payment details and a date for our session.

Do you have any questions? Email me

Looking forward to meet you!

x
Babeth