Illustration Insights

The James Gilleard 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.

James Gilleard is someone who is very in tune with his awareness of space and the influence of his surroundings.

Having been based in Japan for a number of years, James talks about how his travel has influenced his work. And how by producing self generated work it steered the work that he is best known for.

James also elaborates on making the jump from working on TV production and animation to illustration and the joy of being in control of his own destiny.

Additionally, an insight into the importance of getting a grounding in full time work, building a portfolio, getting an agent and going freelance.


The illustration insights podcast is a series released weekly which shares insights from some of the best illustration talent on the planet. We ask the questions that we all want to know, like 'Why did you get involved in illustration in the first place? How do you win work? How do you keep that work coming in?".

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