Freelance illustrator Adrian Cartwright's company blog 005 / Adrian Cartwright June 9thl 2014
Friar Gate Studios is the new home of Planet illustration.
Every year I reflect on the past year and consider new options for the illustration business. This year 2014 brought quite a few items to a head.
With a very new website and a conscious departure from traditional watercolour last year, it was time to reconsider my working environment, ie the studio and it’s location.
Timing is everything in life as well as business, and I was timely contacted by Friar Gate Studios to an event they were promoting called “Connect Derby”.
I visited the event and met some very friendly people whom I’ve grown to know as lovely people. Ann Bhatti runs the show and has been very keen for me to join Friar Gate Studios since the Connect Derby event. The Bean Cafe is a great location for visitors to engage with a wide range of creative people. The selection of different skills on offer is very good for customers to find and knowing they’re working with a high professional standard, and to ultimately commission.
Friar Gate Studios building is a lively hub of separate business’s working in the creative industries, perfect for an illustrator as there’s so many different skill sets here, and I’m sure I can work with many here giving my diversity in illustration.
The first week has been busy with the move and sorting out keys and things. The room is larger than I’m use to, so spreading out has been the answer to that. I found I’ve had little time to goto the bean cafe and meet other creatives yet, but I’m sure once I’ve got a couple of urgent projects out of the way, I’ll be able to meet other creatives here and I hopfully build new working relationships.
It’s still early days here, but I hope to have lots of interesting items to share following my new location and possibilities working with some lovely people.
Until next time….
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Author: Adrian Cartwright