phthal0 said: I love your art! I don't think you've answered this already but how did you get started at Paperplanes? Also, what advice do you have for someone who would want to get into a similar studio?
Ahh, just realise I didn’t answer this?! So sorry! I’m super happy you like my work!! <3
To cut a long story short, a very kind person showed showed my work to the co-founder of Paperplane and she liked my work, contacted me, went for an interview/chat thing and I’ve been working there since! As to advice giving, I’m really bad at giving advice on job things. D: But I’ll say based on my experience at paperplane so far. It would be great if you manage to find/come across a similar studio and have an interest in working there. If you feel that your work suits the work of the studio, then contact them, link them/send them your portfolio, let them know you are interested in working with them. c: Or you can tailor your portfolio to suit the studio’s work if you feel that the work you have isn’t exactly what they might like but don’t completely leave out what you think they might not fancy as they just might!
Paperplane is great that the co-founder (Chrissy, if you see her name on the site :B) is open to different styles of work, not just cute-ish style which I think is pretty much what I do haha and she likes experimenting with different styles as well for different stories. My portfolio was filled with mostly cutesy things which I hoped she would like as they were developing interactive story apps for children and I have an interest in children books illustrations etc, but there were a few that were very different from my preferred go-to style and she quite fancy those. So sometimes I do try to work with a different style with small stories that she wrote. Also, we’ve gotten a number of e-mails from illustrators that are interested in working here that have super cool work, less cute things that we really like as well but because their work don’t fit the general style we have so she offers freelance gigs when she feels his/her style fits a particular story or project very well. I hope I’m making sense. So yeah, you could enquire to see if they might be interested in letting you freelance on a project if they aren’t looking to hire etc. I hope this was helpful!