Fashion illustrator Insley Haynes is talented, sure. But aside from this, she has marketed herself…something that many illustrators seem to shy away from. In her own words:
“I founded Inslee By Design during my sophomore year at Washington & Lee University as an outlet for my love of illustration. I turned my sketches into a note card design business and ask my sorority sisters to help spread the news. That same winter I introduced my first yearly calendar… and the rest is history!”
Take a look at her website, where you will find her note cards and 2012 calendar for sale. There is definitely lesson to be learnt here; if something works, keep doing it.