I believe in my dream to become a full-time freelance illustrator and to sell prints online.
What started this dream?
When I was a teenager I was in a band and we wanted a website, so I took it upon myself to learn to code and make a page for us. This lead me to designing Myspace pages for other bands and eventually posters and album artwork. I found I came up with other ideas and started making pieces for myself, and wanted to focus on artwork more than anything else.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
Seeing the success of friends and other creatives motivates me a lot. Encouraging others to do their best and helping in any way I can. Striving to move forward.
What are your goals?
Get steady work in editorial illustration for magazines, newspapers and blogs. Open an online shop to sell screen prints of my work.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
Don't get discouraged when things aren't happening as quickly as you'd like. Some things take time, just put in the work and be open to many opportunities. You can find my portfolio at www.tristengrant.com. I'm also on twitter (www.twitter.com/_tristen) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/c/tristengrant).