Ep.76: Michele Arrieta on the importance of 1-on-1 mentorship

Michele Arrieta is an illustrator and graphic designer living in San Diego, California

She graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology, San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art with a major in Graphic Design.

Best known for her illustrations of lovely female characters, her inspiration stems from fashion photography.

Michele is a full time graphic designer and spends her evenings pursuing her passion for illustration. You can find her tabling at CTN Expo and maybe at WonderCon and San Diego Comicon in 2018 as well 🙂

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Key Takeaways

“Start it now! Put your work out there on social media!”

  • Michele studied visual development at online school – Oatley Academy and she also chose the 1 on 1 mentorship which helped her immensely. It’s 10 weeks long program, with assignments, and personalized reviews. It was a real eye-opener for her
  • Michele has a full-time job and always works on her own stuff at night. You have to be disciplined to do this!
  • Michele says there is a lot of misconception in our society about what you can do as an art career. The fine art is not the only avenue!
  • Michele shares that tabling at art shows, like CTN is a great experience to sell your art and get to know new people. It’s not that hard and if you need to, sharing a table is also an option!


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Special thanks to Michele for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Michele Arrieta, used with permission

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