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Michael Lester, Freelance Designer & Illustrator

7 min, 39 sec read
16:45 PM | 16 September 2015
by Melisa Dagli
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Michael Lester is a London based freelance designer and illustrator. Here he talks about his career path, finding work to what drives his creativity.

We caught up with the award winning, Michael Lester, a London based freelance designer and illustrator to ask him a few questions about working at Ogilvy, winning awards, finding freelance work and tips on making a name for yourself.

Describe your path to where you are now

I grew up in a small coastal village in the east of England before moving to London in 2010 to study Illustration and Visual Communication at the University of Westminster.

"University was a massive playground. I tried my hand at pretty much everything..."

For me, university was a massive playground. I tried my hand at pretty much everything and left not really knowing which ‘thing’ would be my ‘thing’. After graduating I managed to land a six month internship in Paris at advertising agency, Ogilvy. I was offered a position after my internship was up and stayed on for another six months before moving back to London, where I now work as a freelancer.

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