Illustration Hour is a long-form interview podcast about the craft and business of illustration and design hosted by illustrator Julia Dufossé. With the help of successful illustrators, designers and art directors, we unpack how you can ideate better, learn new skills, keep yourself fresh, promote yourself and your work, and maintain a profitable freelance business. NOTE: THIS PODCAST IS NO LONGER ONGOING. The website has not been renewed but the episodes will remain available for educational purposes. Thank you!
34: Haley Tippmann – Embracing Digital Tools
54:16I chat with illustrator Haley Tippmann about her expressive observational approach to illustration, finding community on Instagram and tips to use Procreate.
33: Brian Blomerth - Following the 50/50 Rule
1:00:45In this episode, I chat with illustrator and cartoonist Brian Blomerth about his career drawing weird dog-human hybrids, his experience finishing his first full-length graphic novel and his general approach to creativity.
32: Nicki Field – What You Put Out There Is What You Get Back
1:35:14I chat with Nicki Field, head of illustration at the illustration agency and animation production company Jelly London about the business of illustration and what she looks for in illustrators.
31: Nolan Pelletier – Keep Shaking the Tree
1:09:48I chat with illustrator and designer Nolan Pelletier about collecting art and ephemera, meeting your illustration heroes and developing your voice as an illustrator.
30: Melanie Lambrick – Follow Your Gut and Trust Yourself
1:11:09I chat with illustrator and designer Melanie Lambrick about voice, style and her experience transitioning from full-time employment to freelance illustration.
29: Armando Veve – Everyday Is a New Opportunity to Get Better at the Craft
1:25:13I talk with illustrator Armando Veve about his path, how he found his place as an illustrator and his process for creating his incredibly detailed illustrations.
28: Eleanor Taylor – Keep Your Mind Open and Push Your Work Forward
1:09:34In this episode, I talk with illustrator and artist Eleanor Taylor about her creative journey and her experiences working as an illustrator for magazines and book publishers.
27: George Wylesol – Do Work that Makes You Happy
1:17:15In this episode, I talk with illustrator and artist George Wylesol about his path, his work and the advice he gives his illustration students.
26: Daniel Ramirez Perez – The Hardest Thing Is to Start
1:19:00In this episode, I chat with illustrator, creative director, and designer Daniel Ramirez Perez about his path from being an art director working at big ad agencies to becoming a full-time freelance illustrator.
25: Robin Davey – Success and Breaking Through Self-Doubt
1:38:34In this episode, I talk with animator and illustrator Robin Davey about his long and successful career as a freelance animator, how he deals with self-doubt and how he continues to learn new skills.