The AOI Graduates! Part 1

2020 has doubtlessly been an unprecedented year (for the obvious reasons) – despite the setbacks and challenges though, we at the AOI accomplished something we’ve been wanting to do for a very long time: creating our very first ‘Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration’ course!

Pulling together our team’s collective knowledge and input from industry experts, we opened a 6-week course in early autumn. The response was absolutely incredible, with places filling up almost immediately. We also helped subsidise the places of a select group of applicants, to let creatives in difficult financial positions be part of the program and benefit from the advice presented. The feedback has been so positive that we have decided to offer this course again!

As we announce our 2021 course, we want to use this opportunity to present and celebrate our talented 2020 cohort! The 14 illustrators featured below live in all different parts of the world, and each have a distinct visual voice with clear interests and goals. Take a moment to pour yourself a cuppa, immerse yourself in their worlds, and follow them online!

To meet all of the 2020 graduates, make sure to also check out Part 2 of this feature.


Cécile Simonis

Belgium

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Jill Tran

Singapore

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Ethan Smyth

Northern Ireland

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Sarah Dowling

England

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Billie de Buitléar

Ireland

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Sarah Parker

England

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Deyra Durmaz

England via Turkey

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Christopher Reinhardt

England

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Emmmakes

England

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Udayana Lugo

Canada

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Karate Grafika

England

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Louise Gouët

France via England

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Neslihan Elif

Germany

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Sinead Farry

Northern Ireland

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Continue meeting the Graduates – Check out Part 2 of our feature here.

Interested in learning more about our course? Bookings are now open for The AOI’s Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration 2021 – click here to find out more!


18th December 2020
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