Creative Lives — Rebecca Hendin tells us what it’s like to be BuzzFeed’s in-house illustrator
Rebecca Hendin will be the first to admit that her role is something of a rarity, and one she landed through relentless hard work and a particularly well-timed pitch. As BuzzFeed UK’s in-house illustrator, her work is seen and shared by countless people across hundreds of illustrations each year. Hers is a world of tight deadlines and a never-ending trickle of briefs, with little time for overthought or multiple revisions. But the working day doesn’t end there: she currently balances the role with freelance commissions, clocking hours that would bring the work shy to tears. From her upbringing in Missouri to life in London, she tells us how she made it to where she is now.
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