Illustrator Erin Barker always knew she wanted to be an artist, deciding to focus on illustration after several years of experience. We talk about growing up with parents who were designers, how an unfulfilling job taught her what she shouldn’t do as a career, and the importance of creating projects for yourself in your desired line of work.
We also discuss:
- The advice she gives to aspiring illustrators
- Making personal work as a creative outlet
- Why copying your idols isn’t necessarily a bad thing
- The childhood influences that inspire her work today