There are approximately 1 billion people on Instagram. It only makes sense that out of this insane number, most of them start to blend together. It’s to the point that when you do find something that’s unique as well as visually appealing, you like, bookmark, follow and promise not to let go. Jackie Droujko has such an account.
She’s a 2D artist who’s worked with a multitude of well-known companies including Disney on Big Hero 6: The Series, no big deal. Her work isn’t over the top, and yet you can’t seem to look away. In her own minimalistic way, Jackie’s created characters that are inspired by fashion trends and maintain a healthy dose of personality #BigMood
This can especially be seen in her short film Bang Bang! which deserves all of the film awards. The video brings together two female bad asses who decide to rob...pretty much everyone blind. The animation is nothing short of astounding and is a refreshing substitute for the played out damsel in distress archetype we’ve become accustomed to.
So what does it take to accomplish all this? What’s the secret to working for Disney and creating art that matters? Here’s the real question: how does one get paid to create the art that they love? Jackie’s advice, be a chameleon. “People will hire you to work on their project, so you need to be able to work in their style.”
In short, you can’t just be a one-trick pony. You have to be more of a multi-faceted unicorn who has a social media account. This is how the people with the big bucks will find you, so never stop uploading your work and don’t be afraid to send out that email to your dream employer. Like Jackie, you might get a response that changes your life forever.