Ep.165: How two brothers from a small town built illustration studio (Brosmind)

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Migarro Brothers, founders of Brosmind illustration studio. They worked with clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and their illustrations have been awarded international awards like Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest.

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Key Takeaways

“Always continue producing and improving! Don’t stop, even when you get paid a lot, because people may forget you!”

  • Alejandro and Juan share that nobody in family thought art could be the way of earning money, so Juan studied and became a certified pharmacist. Alejandro was the one who went to graphic design school where he learned you can actually make living by making art
  • They developed their skills by trying and experimenting. They learned on the go. They just used whatever they had and used client work and personal projects to explore and improve
  • Both, Alejandro and Juan say that running a studio requires a lot of “boring” business work – invoices, proposals, bills, taxes, etc. Illustration studio is like any other business, it’s not only art

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Special thanks to Alejandro and Juan for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Brosmind, used with permission

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