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Career path interview with Matt Roussel

By 3dtotal staff

Web: http://mattroussel.com/ (will open in new window)

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Date Added: 16th December 2013

First 2D commercial work

3dtotal: What can people expect from working in the industry?

Matt: Put pleasure first – it's a rare chance to be able to make a living from your own art. Also be confident – believing in yourself is a huge part of this job.

2D illustration

3dtotal: What are the key things that a great portfolio must have?

Matt: A personal world of ideas and a very good technique!

Another 2D illustration for a comic-style project

3dtotal: Where would you like to be in 5 years' time?

Matt: In a foreign country, preferably a city, working on exciting projects. My dream is to have a job with the freedom to travel.

Traditional 2D illustration

3dtotal:Looking back with the benefit of your experience, are there are things you wish you had done differently, in terms of your career?

Matt: I'm happy with what I have. This is the best way to try and have a happy life.

Another 2D illustration for a comic-style project

3dtotal: If you could give one piece of advice to people looking to break into the industry, what would it be?

Matt: Be reliable... professionals need that.

2D illustration of a 2-tier bus

Related links

Visit Matt Roussel's site
The site for the École Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France

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