So you want to be a freelance illustrator?

In his new book Champagne and Wax Crayons, illustrator and art director Ben Tallon offers some wise advice for students, graduates, and creatives interested in freelancing. Below are a series of extracts from the book, offering some helpful tips on charging for work, choosing an agent, building your network and finding your style.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

London, EC3R

SENIOR DESIGNER

Guildford, Surrey