In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Alex Mathers, of the Red Lemon Club. I’m SO excited to share this week’s guest for you, because he’s probably someone who I have to thank most out of virtually all my guests, even though they’re all kick ass. At the height of my artistic discontent: I had just graduated, and whilst I did have a lucky job at a web design agency, I was feeling creatively unfulfilled I found Alex’s work and spent hours trawling through his portfolio magazine site, Ape on The Moon. Soon after, I got my first hints of what the possibilities of freelancing could be from the Red Lemon Club, so a BIG thanks goes to our guest today, Alex Mathers.
“Do what brings you to life, not just what you love.” ~ Alex Mathers
What we talked about:
How Alex unexpectedly found illustration and a career as a freelancer
How lack of focus actually helped Alex
Some of the biggest challenges Alex faced as a freelancer
The problem with ‘doing what you love’
Alex’s biggest mentors and loved books
Alex’s solution for the question: should I focus or diversify?