In my spare time I got back into drawing, where I was allowed to draw cartoons and develop my own style, inspired by the boom in ‘urban vinyl’ and character design.
Successfully selling my illustrations on iStockphoto and being approached by Kidrobot and Nickelodeon gave me the confidence that I could do this for a living if I worked hard enough. In 2010 I went part time and set up Tom Holmes Graphics & Illustration, then in 2012 decided I could go freelance full time.
My business continues to grow as I pick up new clients, improve my skills and work on more and more exciting projects. Yours could be the next!