Melbourne based artist Ellen Porteus is no stranger to hard work.
Between creating awesome artwork including illustration, animation and installations, working with the likes of the New York Times and Apple, and creating solo shows, this week’s #womancrushwednesday is certainly one to watch.
We sat down with her to hear a little bit about what she loves about Melbourne, what it takes to build a personal brand and what’s next in store for this kick-ass artist.
What inspired you to become an illustrator?
I studied graphic design, but I really loved the conceptual, artistic and fun side of illustration. I've always been creative, but with illustration, I felt I could express myself and be clever and funny, in a way I couldn't in design or using words or any other creative medium. This really drove me to pursue it stubbornly, and luckily that paid off!
What is something about you that people are surprised by when they meet you?
I was once on Millionaire Hot Seat (no, I didn't win!)