Commissioned by Underpinned to write a piece on getting started as a freelance illustrator. (Image by Jon Mccormack)
106 invoices sent, 5 years of working freelance, 2.5 years since graduation, 10,000+ archived drawings and 8+ temporary part-time jobs – I’m Megan St Clair, a freelance illustrator and I’m still just getting started.
You see, the biggest misconception about illustration is that ‘it’s just drawing’. As the world continues to shift and shape with the help of technology, the multiple strengths illustrators need are growing.
I studied at London College of Fashion – BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration. Since then I’ve worked with, among others, MatchesFashion.com, JW Anderson, Dolce & Gabbana and Swarovski, on everything from live portraits at events to animated ad campaigns.