Monday, August 18, 2014

Shutterstock Contributors Drink & Draw Rotterdam

A few months ago I was asked to set up a contributors meeting for all Shutterstock Illustrator Contributors. Lot's of create people work by themselves from their home office so this was a nice chance to get some traction from outside of this usual working space. Meet colleagues, chat about work, illustrations and design and hopefully inspire others to also come and join.

Over 40 people showed up on our first Drink & Draw and to give contributors some more insight about the company they have been working for, Gerd had prepared a small presentation. About the company, how it all started, their vision and some information about latest trends.

It was such fun meeting contributors from all parts of the country. One of them told me she was so happy to finally meet other Shuterstock contributors. She had never met any other illustrators before our meet-up. And I understand how nice it can be to get to know others in the business. Learning form each other is so important. If you don't read the blog or forum, working in stock can be lonely, working from your home studio. But I think this is a great first step to get to know each other, people with same interests exchanging experiences and tips.

Hopefully we can do another Drink & Draw soon and keep this great energy alive.

I was amazed by all the positive responds, fun chat's and great feedback. Hopefully we can do another Drink & Draw soon and keep this great energy alive. And I hope to have more time to talk to each of you and to know all of you. Thank you Shutterstock (tnx Jennifer!) for letting this great event happen and a big thanks to Gerd for his presentation and 'props' and the Lungo Rotterdam staff for their great help.