Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lei Melendres, a freelance illustrator, and professional doodle artist from the Philippines. He currently serves as the Head of Doodle Art Enthusiasts, and as a Creative Director of Doodle Arts Magazine.

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Key Takeaways

โ€œWe all have our own timings for success. As long as you put your best into it, it doesnโ€™t matter if you move slow, but that you move forward. You never know, you may surprise yourself!โ€

  • Lei was the kid who could draw in the grammar school, but once he joined the artistic high school, there were so many other great artistic kids. It challenged him to get even better, to draw things that he was not comfortable with and learn by trial and error
  • Lei is managing the Doodle Art Enthusiasts group in the Philippines with more than 30โ€™000 members. They improve together with assignments, they promote each other and find work together, they do โ€˜Doodle clashโ€™ a doodle version of a Rap or Dance battle and then they do Doodle talks which is the doodle version of TED talks
  • Lei wishes he knew at school about business management because even when you are an artist you need to know how to manage your art and business

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