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We've had to put a stop on our physical collabs. because of the current world situation. However, this gave us the chance to try a new type of virtual collaboration with a new type of artist!

I was going through Instagram and found April's page. I instantly fell in love with her style and we got to work!

April has a great story about being a self-taught illustrator and has some advice on how to Never Seek Approval! 

How did your journey with illustration begin and what have you learned from being self-taught? 
 I’ve been a creative artsy person all my life. I was introduced to graphic design back in high school and I fell in love with it. Ever since then it has been my favourite creative medium. The main thing I have learned being self taught is that you need to practice, practice, practice and do your research! Watch tutorials, research other artist, even take short course or classes and develop your skills where you can. 
What advice would you give people wanting to start or learn something new but are hesitant to? 
My biggest piece of advice would be just do it! You have to start somewhere so why not start now. Never in a million years would I have thought people and brands would be supporting and purchasing my work. I have had so many amazing opportunities and worked with some incredible people. If I didn’t start when I did I would have missed out on writing this post and being fortunate enough to work with Never Seek Approval.
Have you ever had to Never Seek Approval in your life? 
To be honest, I have in the past. I think we all have at some point in our life. We are always constantly comparing and criticising ourselves or our work. I’m now at a point where I no longer seek approval. I’m just doing my own thing focusing on me and my goals. In the end what others think isn’t the be all end all. As long as you are happy with what your doing and where you’re heading, that’s all that matters.
Check her out on Instagram... @designed.byapril

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