There's always that point at a dinner party, or at a dinner, or even at a party - when someone new comes up to me and within twenty seconds, asks '..and what do you do?' Don't you hate it when they ask that? Are we defined by what we do, rather than who we are? Anyway. I say.. illustrator. They then either glaze over nonplussed thinking that I design leaflets or do graphic design and packaging for something completely obscure - or else they swoon about thinking I'm Quentin Blake or Hergé. I wouldn't trade it for anything though, despite the feast or famine nature of the business. Although there does seem to be a lot of famine about at the moment!