10 Mins, Illustration 6 years ago

Illustration Insights Podcast (Emmeline Pidgen)

Emmeline Pidgen is a multi award winning Illustrator who has a lot of different outputs, all of which are well worth checking out.

The Emmeline Pidgen Illustration Insights Podcast is an ideal listen if you are starting out in the creative industry, thinking about freelancing or already up and running in the freelance world.

Emmeline is an incredibly proactive and engaging artist, who clearly is driven towards being the best she can be at what she does.


Emmeline Pidgen Illustration Insights Podcast

Emmeline who has won the IPSE (The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) award for Freelancer of the Year. Is incredibly open about her journey in the illustration world both positive and challenging.

Emmeline also elaborates on her want to be measured against herself, her love of storytelling and the fact that her ‘job’ feels like a ‘hobby’.

Additionally, an insight on the importance of face to face ‘networking’, social media and thinking of yourself as a business.

I’m… the Business

Emmeline talks about her love for development and developing her ideas, all centred around her her love for storytelling and illustration.

Having to explain to big companies what Copyright is, is a bit weird.

Also navigating through the world of IP and the rise of the #PicturesForBusiness hashtag from Sarah McIntyre. All of which highlight the importance of protecting your ideas, and also being sensible about building an illustration career.

Emmeline Pidgen Illustration Insights Podcast


Listen to the Emmeline Pidgen Illustration Insights Podcast

This is the second episode of the Illustration Insights series and there will be plenty more to follow. The first was from Ben the Illustrator. Each episode explores the views and insights of some of the globes most prolific illustration talent.

We want to highlight each person’s journey, their experiences and where you can learn from them.

You can listen below but if you like what you here, please subscribe and we can send you the latest episodes. That and we can track and monitor every aspect of your life. Only joking… or are we?

We hope you enjoy.



Check out more of Emmeline's work on her site.



I'm co-founder of Crazy Animal Face, host of the CAF Podcast, and compere of our CAF events. My views are my own.

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