Marylou Faure on all things freelancing, from self-promotion to pricing up work

The freelance illustrator talks positive messaging, personal projects and using your work to have an impactful voice during August’s Nicer Tuesdays.

15 September 2020


“How do I keep control of the work that I am doing?” It’s a question that illustrator Marylou Faure has found herself coming back to time and time again throughout her career. In her Nicer Tuesdays talk in August, the London-based illustrator dialled in to tell us all about this problem, discussing how to make sure she is going in the right direction, and how to steer herself if not.

Bold, bright and colourful, Marylou’s female-centred illustrations are all about empowerment. Looking back on her career in the last six years, she touched on the frustrations and joys that come with being a freelance illustrator.

In a talk brimming with useful advice, Marylou also answered questions on how to successfully self-promote oneself and what to charge. “If you don’t know how people are pricing themselves, it’s going to be very hard to put yourself on the market,” she told our editor Matt as the talk came to a close. “So reach out to other artists and ask them, maybe some people will feel uncomfortable answering, but quite a few will be there to help.”

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