35 episodes

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. You'll learn industry secrets and tips on self-promotion, contract negotiation, portfolios and income streams from today's most influential graphic artists. You will also walk away with some actionable advice that you can put into practice to thrive professionally. Get motivated and put yourself out there with a weekly dose of Illustration Hour!

Illustration Hour Julia Dufossé

    • Design
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

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. You'll learn industry secrets and tips on self-promotion, contract negotiation, portfolios and income streams from today's most influential graphic artists. You will also walk away with some actionable advice that you can put into practice to thrive professionally. Get motivated and put yourself out there with a weekly dose of Illustration Hour!

    35: Alva Skog – Making Your Own Rules

    35: Alva Skog – Making Your Own Rules

    I chat with illustrator Alva Skog about confidence, creative journeys and making your own rules for life and work.

    • 59 min
    34: Haley Tippmann – Embracing Digital Tools

    34: Haley Tippmann – Embracing Digital Tools

    I chat with illustrator Haley Tippmann about her expressive observational approach to illustration, finding community on Instagram and tips to use Procreate.

    • 54 min
    33: Brian Blomerth - Following the 50/50 Rule

    33: Brian Blomerth - Following the 50/50 Rule

    In 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.

    • 1 hr
    32: Nicki Field – What You Put Out There Is What You Get Back

    32: Nicki Field – What You Put Out There Is What You Get Back

    I 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.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    31: Nolan Pelletier – Keep Shaking the Tree

    31: Nolan Pelletier – Keep Shaking the Tree

    I chat with illustrator and designer Nolan Pelletier about collecting art and ephemera, meeting your illustration heroes and developing your voice as an illustrator.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    30: Melanie Lambrick – Follow Your Gut and Trust Yourself

    30: Melanie Lambrick – Follow Your Gut and Trust Yourself

    I chat with illustrator and designer Melanie Lambrick about voice, style and her experience transitioning from full-time employment to freelance illustration.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Titania from RI ,

Great podcast

Very interesting podcast with great illustrators!! Thanks Julia for sharing those great interviews with us!! This is my favorite illustration podcast!
We miss you!! I look forward to hearing from you soon!!
Please be back soon!! 💜

AnotherIllustrator ,

Best on so far for illustrators

I love all the very specific questions other hosts wouldn’t ask. Keep it coming!

Allie Sullberg ,

A must listen for all illustrators!!!

This podcast is full of extremely helpful advice, insight, wisdom, and genuine artists and illustrators. I have been listening non stop and feeling more inspired than ever to put in the work to make a career out of illustration. Julia is a wonderful host with a very calm, relaxed style that makes me feel like everything is going to be okay. This podcast also doesn’t make me feel like there is pressure, it just feels like there are so many possibilities and the world of illustration is generous when you invest yourself in it! Enjoy :)

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