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"Komson Yamshuen is a former awards winning art director who worked with leading advertising agencies in Thailand such as Young & Rubicam, Monday and Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok.
Now he has become a freelance illustrator living in London"
How long have you been a Freelancer for?
I have been working as a freelancer for almost a year, before that I took some part time jobs as an illustrator along side with my full-time job as an art director for 5 years.
Describe your work in one sentence.
Visually eye catching with substantially meaningful story.
What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work?
Idea first, Technique later.
What attracted you to your chosen field?
I have been passionate about illustration and visual communication all of my life and always combined it in my past working projects. This keeps me alive and feeling excited everytime I have a chance to experiment some new techniques on my work.
Tell us about your best project to date.
I always concern my current project as the best one because all of my effort is always put into it. Now I am working on "Smile Project" which is the project for children in many hospitals around the world.
I believe that the more you give the more you gain. (Anyone can join this project. www.promocjakultury.pl just draw a smile :)
What sets you apart from your competitors?
I believe that my 5 years experience of being an art dicrector helps me to be more visualize, consequently, I know the best way to craft a stunning visual from the core idea efficiently and effectively.
If you could work on any project for any company/organisation, what would it be and who would it be for?
Illustration for co-project between Adidas & Nike. That sounds fun!
What frustrates you the most about your job?
When I am working on a project with new and fresh ideas, then realizing I'm not the only person who could come up with those ideas.
What pearl of wisdom can you offer to someone thinking about starting out as a freelancer?
Pay attention and put all of your effort in every single project that you come across no matter how big or small the project is. Who knows, a small project can often lead to a big opportunity!!
If you could have ONE super power, what would it be?
" Time stopper " So that I will have unlimited time for the next project :P
What's your favourite bit of kit?
Brush pen, paper and my laptop
Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I can sleep anywhere and anytime!!
What's your favourite song of all time?
Creep : Radiohead
What is your favourite app?
Iphone or Blackberry?
Too Cool for School or too School for Cool?
Too School for Cool
Facebook or Twitter?
Eat In or eat out?
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