Hi Laura,

Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions as I am in pretty much the same
position as you- I would be very interested in seeing the advice you get!

You might find this article rather interesting- I certainly did- however I
am not 100% sure how relevant it is to the scientific illustration field:

Good luck- I really liked the work you have on your website :)


*Scientific and Natural History Illustration*

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>

> Hello Sci-art Listers,
> Below is a question from the GNSI Contact form.  I would love to have some
> input from the the wisdom of the group on what Laura might consider
> doing... She does have some skills.
> Britt
> ______
> Hello!
> My name is Laura, and I am just starting my scientific illustration
> career. I
> am hoping you could give me some advice.
> I have a BSc in Biology, and have already had a few commissions within my
> circle of connections. However, I am not sure how to get my name in the
> right
> places. I run a science blog (
> [3] ), which has gotten some attention, though none of the employment kind.
> How did you find work, when you started your career?
> I am also considering going to art school (especially since there seems to
> be
> a bigger job market for graphic designers than junior biologists in
> Vancouver, BC). I have experience with Adobe programs as well as 3D
> animation. From your experience, would a formal art education be more
> beneficial than learning from the University of Google?
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
> All the Best
> -Laura
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