It’s undeniable that being a freelance illustrator has its challenges. Warnings of never being able to support yourself would have been given to most with artistic ambitions at some point along the way. It’s something that should be considered and definitely seriously thought about, but it’s nice to hear about those who had then chosen to take a different path being eventually pulled back to what they’re passionate about.
Brian Edward Miller, who makes these wonderfully nostalgic illustrations, talks to us about his experience with this and how he ended up doing the work he does now. We’re really enjoying his depictions of mountainous ranges and farmlands so were keen to hear more.
Throughout my 10+ year career as a graphic designer, I kept drawing and eventually rediscovered my love for illustration and stories.
I’d practise drawing before and after work and eventually landed jobs which afforded me the opportunity to draw as much as I was designing. A few studio closures and layoffs later, I decided it was time to launch into this crazy endeavor of becoming a full time illustrator.
¬© Brian Miller, 2013