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EPISODE 32

Asia Noble // Design Off the Boat

BECOMING A NOMADIC ILLUSTRATOR

TOP TAKEAWAYS
  • Having the courage to quit your job and work as a freelancer traveling the world.
  • The importance of formal art education and a network of artists that supports and helps you find opportunities.
  • How to pitch your work to big organizations and tips on how to handle and display confidential work.
  • The power of sharing your knowledge with other people through online classes.
Art Heroes Podcast ep.32:
Asia Noble // Design Off the Boat
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Who is it
Asia Noble is a self-taught illustrator, and the co-founder, co-art director, and COO of Design Off the Boat, a women-led team working on social innovation and no code projects. She illustrates books, editorials, packaging, and animation assets for Yahoo and Google.

Why should you listen
In this episode of the Art Heroes Podcast, Asia talks about her world-traveling passion that contributed to starting a career in illustrating. She explains what entails her illustrating job and her experience working with big companies like Google and Yahoo.
Summary
Asia Noble is a self-taught illustrator, and the co-founder, co-art director, and COO of Design Off the Boat, a women-led team working on social innovation and no code projects. She illustrates books, editorials, packaging, and animation assets for Yahoo and Google.

In this episode of the Art Heroes Podcast, Asia talks about her world-traveling passion that contributed to starting a career in illustrating. She explains what entails her illustrating job and her experience working with big companies like Google and Yahoo.

Listen in to hear some tips on how to get both an online and offline art community and the benefits of it. You will also learn how to pitch for art jobs in big companies and how to deal with displaying them without breaking confidentiality.
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"I think it's really important to be active in your art community or with other people who are super active in the art community…most of my jobs have come from referrals."
KEY MOMENTS OF THE EPISODE

  • [0:52] Asia describes what she's doing right now in illustration and working with existing clients internationally.
  • [3:10] She explains what it entails to illustrate characters, the subjects of the characters she does, and the average time it takes to draw characters.
  • [6:56] She explains why she uses a different program and not Adobe Suit except for Illustrator.
  • [8:59] The work that goes into creating characters and making them blend into the scene and the challenges that comes with it.
  • [13:45] Asia describes the events that led her to travel the world and work as a freelance illustrator.
  • [19:58] How she started freelancing full-time without even an art network and previous school education.
  • [21:40] She talks about her views on taking formal art education and forming a network of artists.
  • [23:30] Tips on how to get both an offline and online art community and the importance of having one.
  • [28:24] How she gets work with big organizations and who she pitches her work to.
  • [34:59] She explains why she teaches online to help to self-sufficient people with her art skills.
  • [42:16] Asia answers the fun ten questions.
"There's nothing that can replace a really good class and that's what I'm trying to strive for people that are self-sufficient."
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