Why you need to evolve your illustration style

As an illustrator having worked in the industry about five years now, I've been doing a lot of thinking recently about the longevity of an illustrator's career in general. It's something not many take into consideration when taking their first steps into knocking off bits of Carson-inspired type or Burgerman-based doodles whilst at uni but the fact of the matter is that even honing a style that’s completely unique is not enough. Evolution as an illustrator is absolutely integral to ensure that your career continues long after what ever trend that’s popular that year has run its course.

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