Ep 11: Kristina Yu on the Advantages of Internships and Building Her Brand

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Kristina is a digital artist who creates adorable digital illustrations for her brand Cheery Human Studios. She used to do UI/ UX design for the tech industry and transitioned into creating her own personal brand. How did she go about that and what helped her along the way? Listen to her story to find out!

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WHERE TO FIND Kristina:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cheeryhumanstudios

Website: https://cheeryhumanstudios.com

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THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:

Danielle Boinay - https://www.danielleboinay.com/

(I also have an episode I did with Danielle! https://www.theartjourneypodcast.com/episodes/2018/12/19/ep-4-danielle-boinay-on-making-unique-art-products-and-finding-your-style)

Katnipp Illustrations - https://www.katnipp.com/

(I also have an episode I did with Katnipp! https://www.theartjourneypodcast.com/episodes/katnipp)

Designer Con - https://www.designercon.com/

Creative Pep Talk Podcast - http://www.creativepeptalk.com/

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EPISODE LESSONS:

1- The skills you learn in your day job can help you when/if you decide to build your own brand. Whether or not you currently work in art, the lessons you've learned will help you.

2- Don't be afraid to do something even before you have it all figured out. Figuring it out as you go along can be a great way to learn and there's no better time than now to start doing whatever it is you wanna do!

3- Internships are amazing tools for developing your career and skills so if you have the opportunity to do an art internship: DO IT.

Aleksandra Agosto