Who are you? Age? From?
Wendy Ding, 27. Freelance Illustrator from Toronto, Canada
What do you do?
I create artwork for clients in fashion, advertising, magazines and special events. I also try to keep busy with personal work and art shows. More info on my website www.wendyding.com
What dreams are you working toward?
Building a steady flow of freelance work so I can be my own boss (and make the 9-5 a distant memory!)
What motivates you to succeed?
To look back on each day and be proud of my progress, as well as sharing my work and journey on my blog to encourage others to make their dreams come true.
What has been your biggest obstacle?
Not starting sooner.
What advice would you give other women?
Don’t be afraid of rejection. Keep trying. Reach out to that dream client / customer / contact no matter how seemingly daunting or impossible; people tend to respond well if you ask nicely. Make an effort to see the beauty in everything. Align your career with your passion.