Episode 23

Episode 21: Lydia Nichols

In episode 21, Dan chats with Lydia Nichols, an illustrator and designer who loves anthropomorphizing animals. She’s done amazing work for companies like Mailchimp, Google, the New York Times, and more.

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In this episode, Lydia shares why she fell in love with illustration, her workflow in Illustrator and Photoshop, how she handles a 6-hour time frame for creating and delivering an illustration, lessons she learned from producing a book, and more.

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The Summer Zoolympics Celebration!

by Lydia Nichols

I am very, very excited to post my second self-authored and illustrated children's book, The Summer Zoolympics. This is a mock-up I made (the sole copy), but I'm looking for a publisher. Fingers crossed. :) More info. here.

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Transcript forthcoming.