Hai! How many years have you been a freelance illustrator?
Jeff 15 years
Hai! How reliable are you?
Jeff Very reliable. My motto is “What the client wants, the client gets!” I take great pride in always meeting deadlines and being very flexible so my clients feel comfortable knowing I will deliver exactly what they are looking for, and when they need it. You’ll never make it as an illustrator if you constantly miss deadlines or deliver art your client didn’t expect. This business just isn’t that big. Word gets around fast about who is or is not reliable.
Hai! In a commercial sense what can your work be applied too?
Jeff With strong enough glue, my work can be applied to just about anything. Oh wait, I see what you mean now. Well, with some creative thinking, my work could be applied to anything from the currency of a small nation to cereal boxes. I’ve been waiting all my life for the Count Chocula people to call me!
Hai! Who are your top clients?
Jeff I’ve had some great clients, none more instrumental in my professional career than Wizards of the Coast. I’ve been working with them for over 14 years. And then there is Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Target, and Electronic Arts. Those clients have been a blast to work with. But all of my clients are tops in my book.
Hai! Apart from illustration what other skills do you have?
Jeff I gave up breakdancing years ago, but that would have been a great one to list. These days, I focus all of my energy on my illustration and fatherhood. My family seems to think I’m a fairly skilled chef. Boy do I have them fooled!
Hai! What’s your favourite sandwich filling?
Jeff Cheese … no sandwich is complete without it. Any kind will do, except the stinky stuff.