Blend Meet-up | Illustration Experts AMA (ask me anything)

October 17

Join our London illustrator meet-up and our panel of illustration experts to ask them anything. Book below or via our Eventbrite!

  • Date & Time: Tuesday 17 October, from 6:30PM onwards (drinks can be enjoyed before, during and after the chats)
  • Where: The George & Monkey, Islington, 68 Amwell St, London EC1R 1UU

“How do I get work?”

“Do I need an agent?”

“How do I price a job?”

If you’ve ever had any questions relating to illustration and didn’t know who to ask, we’ve assembled a panel of experts for one night and you can ask them anything!

At this meet-up of London illustrators (hosted by Blend), you’ll have a seat at the table with each one of our guests for 20 minutes x 4 rotations – please prepare your questions (or send us a question prior to the event)…

Our amazing guests have experience in different areas of our industry:

James Hughes AKA The Illustrator’s Guide, is a creative coach, mentor and illustration agent. WIth a forthcoming book, youtube videos, and classes, James shares his knowledge of the business of illustration and advises artists on how to jump-start their careers.

Rod Hunt is an award-winning, London-based illustrator, map designer and the artist behind the bestselling Where’s Stig? books for the BBC’s hit TV show Top Gear. Rod was a former director and chairman of the Association of Illustrators, and has been working in the industry for over 20 years.

George Morton is a senior creative agent at Grand Matter – an artist representation agency that champions “meaningful creativity” – working with a variety of clients including Adidas, TFL and the New York Times. Previously he has worked in roles across branding, design, events, and advertising, as well as being a freelance illustrator himself.

Jo Spooner is a design manager at Two Hoots – an imprint of PanMacmillan and publisher of illustrated children’s books. An illustrator herself, Jo collaborates with illustrators to develop picture books, narrative non-fiction and board books. Jo is a Masters graduate of the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, the leading course for children’s illustration in the UK.

About Blend

Blend is a meet up for illustrators in London supported by The AOI, a non-profit membership organisation for illustrators. The meet-up is open to all illustrators at any stage in their career. Please sign up to Blend’s mailing list so you don’t miss out on future meet-ups. You can also follow Blend on Instagram.


The AOI would like to make events accessible to all, where possible. Please let us know your access requirements at least one week in advance by emailing [email protected]



The George and Monkey
68 Amwell Street
London,EnglandEC1R 1UUUnited Kingdom


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