We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Heron and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tim, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
From college, I knew that I would most likely have to start being a freelancer. There isn’t too many in-person illustrator jobs out there. I worked with local clients and moved to online platforms to receive more jobs.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Growing up and wanting to be an artist was not very easy. I didn’t get that much support, only from a few people. Today I work as a professional illustrator for Travel Stamps LLC and continue my freelance career on the side. There have always been challenges to overcome but you just have to keep striving for your goals. I am in the process of also launching an apparel company, Cryptid Skull Designs, which you can explore at https://cryptidskulldesigns.etsy.com. This is my project to create interesting skull illustrations of cryptids and creatures.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a little biased. I moved to Colorado because I love the outdoors and climbing. I would probably take them to my awesome climbing gym and other areas around Estes Park and Boulder. There are other activities to do around Northern Colorado and Denver but gotta love all the “free” stuff.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I just have to thank those who supported me on this journey, friends and family who encouraged me to keep going when other didn’t. It was nice to have the support of friends from college and also my wife who has taken the journey with me and now we are both successful artists.

Website: https://www.theheronartist.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.heron.artist/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theheronartist/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsd9uL7iZZjQOYc0ctQcILQ

Other: https://cryptidskulldesigns.etsy.com

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