Episode 12: Marylou Faure
Building a Career, Dealing with Criticism, and Pricing Your Work
Marylou Faure is a French illustrator and artist based in London, whose colorful and playful style has attracted companies like Google, Spotify, Lyft, and Nike. Recently, Marylou hosted her first solo exhibition, “Nobody’s Baby,” featuring nude women in elusive poses. Her women-focused work has established Marylou as a modern voice on issues of femininity, the female form, and voyeurism.
In this conversation, we talk about:
how Marylou went from having zero clients, zero experience, and zero contacts to becoming a successful commercial and editorial illustrator
struggles Marylou faced in the beginning, including defining her style, finding clients, and negotiating a fair deal
why it’s important to stick to your beliefs and defend your stylistic choices as an illustrator (and how Marylou did this when she started)
quoting prices, negotiating, and making sure you get what you deserve for your illustration work
You can see some of the artwork from Marylou’s Ultimate Summer project in this article from It's Nice That.
Favorite restaurant in London: Mai Sushi
Favorite place to look at art: Tate Modern
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