Being a problem solver has always been my favorite aspect of doing illustration. I encourage my clients to bring me in early on in a project so that I can contribute my thought process in addition to my technical skills. Art directors I work with regularly will tell you that I “bring something to the table”. I enjoy doing thumbnails and looking at possible solutions from a variety of directions. This process leads to a better idea, end product and a chance for input along the way from the end user.