Creative Lives — “See your failures as learning curves” – Brighton-based artist and illustrator Stephanie Unger
While securing clients and learning the ropes of business have been major lessons for artist and illustrator Stephanie Unger, she says that her biggest learning curve has been to believe in herself more; “I felt like not getting a creative job straight after uni meant that I’d failed.” But fast-forward three years, through living with her parents and taking on side jobs, and Stephanie has found her freelancing feet, creating bright and characterful work for clients such as Lush, Refinery 29, JumpFromPaper and Deliveroo. From designing for fashion and music to mural painting, her job has already taken her places she never thought possible as an illustrator, and a recent move to Brighton has only opened more doors. She tells us why she chose to move away from London, what part Instagram has played in her development and why patience is so important when you’re just starting out.
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