35: Alva Skog – Making Your Own Rules


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Sign up for the newsletterGet a free trial of Skillshare PremiumAbout this EpisodeAlva Skog (Web; IG) is a Swedish illustrator based in London. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2017, Alva has worked with clients like Apple, the New York Times and The Guardian. Their recognizable and bold style of towering characters with rule breaking proportions and their careful handling of difficult topics like inequality and gender has positioned Alva as a fresh and exciting voice within the illustration community. Alva has won multiple awards for their work including the ADC Young Gun Award (2019) and D&ad New Blood Award (2017).In this episode, we talk about:Alva’s path from Central Saint Martins to working full-time as a freelance illustratorWhy Alva believes that entering competitions can really help you especially in the beginningHow Alva reaches out to publications and handles self-promotionDealing with clients and having an agentHow Alva thinks about their style and what it meansTips for gaining confidence as an illustratorComprehensive Show Notes:Find all the links to books, projects and things we discussed via the link below:Episode Show NotesSupport the ShowThank you for listening to Illustration Hour. As you might know, the show currently doesn't have any sponsors.Each episode takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and some money to produce. I do all of that work myself. So, if you want to support the show, please consider doing one (or all!) of these things:Subscribe to the show's weekly newsletter Art ClubLeave the show a review and rating on Apple PodcastsSign up for a free trial of Skillshare for 2 months of free access using this link (I earn a commission for everyone that signs up and you do not need to pay for Skillshare at the end of your trial). Skillshare is amazing and you'll be able to check out tons of great courses on illustration and design as a thank you.Share the show and the newsletter with others!Thank you for helping me continue to make the show possible.Follow the podcast:Our WebsiteNewsletter AKA Art ClubTwitterInstagramFree ResourcesFollow Julia:WebsiteInstagramBehanceSkillshare