Meredith Schomburg – Podcast | Creative boom

Our next guest is Meredith Schomburg, a Brooklyn-based illustrator originally from North Carolina. Today, we’re going to hear about the interesting twists and turns in Meredith’s career so far. Like many of us, as a child she was told that art would not make a living, so she chose the more “constructive” path of graphic design.

After graduating in the field from North Carolina State University in 2015, she got an internship at IDEO in Boston, which led to her first full-time job at a small creative boutique before landing the role. Experience Designer at Airbnb in San Francisco for a year. later.

In 2019, she joined Koto in Los Angeles as a senior designer. It was during her time in that studio that the pandemic hit, which proved particularly difficult for Meredith but also invaluable. She realized she really wanted to pursue a career in art, turning to illustration as her full-time job. Well, it’s been almost a year since she became a freelancer, so good, and she’s just been signed by the agency, Goo.

In this episode, we talk about Meredith beginning her journey as a full-fledged illustrator, having worked in-house at some of the biggest brands and design studios in the world. We hear more about how she got into a bad patch during lockdown and why she decided to step away from a full-time design role. And then we understand how she succeeded, how she found her upbeat and colorful style, and how she carried on. And how his voice finally took shape.

We even talk about all that practical but necessary stuff. Because as a freelancer, nobody really tells you what it takes to work for yourself, so she was keen to share what she learned about that and more.

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