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Meet Rebecca Jones – 2014 Global Talent Search Special Studio Winner!

Today we are thrilled to share a peek into what it feels like to be chosen as a Special Studio Winner in the 2014 Global Talent Search. Here’s Rebecca Jones…

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1) Congratulations! How do you feel right now having heard the news that you are a Special Studio Award winner in the 2014 Global Talent Search?
It is an amazing feeling! It really was a dream come true. I was so happy! I danced around the room with my 6 year old son. I have worked really hard over the last year at my illustration work. Drawing and designing in every spare moment. It is such a great feeling to know that it has paid off.

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One of Rebecca’s final pieces from the competition 

2) Did you have any idea that you might win?

I entered because I just thought, why not? But I honestly didn’t expect to win anything at all. After completing MATS and also being part of Bootcamp, I knew how many seriously talented artists and illustrators there are out there. I felt like a small fish in a big sea. Once I got into the top 50, that is when my determination to succeed really kicked in! I realised then that I could have a chance, and I really did give the next two projects absolutely everything I had.
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Rebecca’s other final piece from the competition
3) What are you most excited about in terms of working with Lilla Rogers Studio?
So many things! I love the energy and passion of Lilla and her team. And of course the fact that they seem to get their artists some of the coolest jobs around with some fabulous clients I have only dreamt of working with!
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Rebecca’s semi-final piece
4) How did the Make Art That Sells (MATS) course help you prepare for the Global Talent Search? What difference did it make to the work you were able to submit?
I learnt so much doing those courses. Even though I have been a professional designer for many years, I don’t think you ever stop learning. Doing MATS has reminded me of the importance of drawing and experimenting before beginning a project. I had fallen into the bad habit of getting a brief, and going straight into the final design. Now after MATS, I just keep on drawing and drawing, and try not to worry at first about how the final design might look. It  has also helped me to polish up on my presentation skills – which I think is pretty important.
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Rebecca’s first round piece
5) What is your big dream for your creative career?
My big dream, after many years of working as an in-house designer would be to have a line of gorgeous products, in a store that I love, with my name attached. I would also love to be able to illustrate some children’s books.
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About Rebecca

I am an English designer and illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. I studied for a BA(Hons) in Textiles and Fashion at Winchester School of Art. I worked for various companies after graduating, the most exhilarating being a job as an embroidery and print designer for a fashion studio. The work was very creative, and my designs sold all over the world to companies such as Anthropologie and Gap. After moving to Australia on a bit of a whim, I worked for various home decor companies. As well as designing, my job enabled me to travel the world researching trends. I took time out after having my son, and began to create work that was just for me again. I would draw all day long if I could now. I am inspired by my own childhood memories, vintage children’s books, and by nature and wildlife.

Find out more: website / facebook

Did you know that every single one of the Global Talent Search finalists were graduates of Lilla’s Make Art That Sells course? It just goes to show what a huge impact it has on the professionalism and commercial viability of the work created by those who take part. If you have a big dream for your creative career, Make Art That Sells could be exactly what you need. Class begins on October 20 – Book your spot now!

7 Comments

  • Congratulations to you Rebecca! I adore all of your submissions so much!

    October 16, 2014
  • We’re so happy about Rebecca!

    October 16, 2014
  • I adore her work!

    October 16, 2014
  • Congrats Rebecca! We are all cheering you on!

    October 17, 2014
  • congrats, Rebecca!

    by Bari
    October 17, 2014
  • So much talent Rebecca! XX

    October 18, 2014
  • I love her artworks. So beautiful and joyful!

    by Michelle Yook
    November 14, 2015

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