Sam the Student

“I wish I knew enough to be a pro artist.”

Demographics

Age: 19 years old

Income: $16,000

Education: In college, working part-time.

Location: Eastern U.S.

Marital Status: Engaged

Kids? Not yet

Pets? One dog.

Professional Info

Title: Student / Work-Study

Company Size: N/A

Reports to: Financial Aid Counselor

Tools / Apps used:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Mastodon
  • Google Play Books

Interests and Hobbies

  • Tabletop RPG’s
  • MMORPG’s
  • Comic Art
  • Fantasy Art

Favorite Brands

  • Google
  • Indie game developers
  • Steam
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Paizo

Personal Values

  • Frugal
  • Freedom
  • Creativity
  • Conservation

Books / Magazines

  • TTRPG Source Books
  • Uses social media to keep up with most news.

Blogs / Channels

  • Mark Manson
  • Proko
  • Ethan Becker

Events

  • Attends Cons when they’re nearby.

Memberships/Social

  • Exploring new social platforms.
  • Part of a local gaming group.
  • Proko

Fears

  • Fear of exposure.
  • Imposter syndrome.
  • Starving

Dreams

  • Work for Wizards of the Coast or another art-focused gaming company.
  • Grow a massive social media following.

Goals

  • Finish school.
  • Know “enough” to get paid for art.
  • Become a “master” artist.

Obstacles

  • Procrastination
  • Lack of priorities.
    • Misunderstanding priorities.
  • Financial constraints.

What frustrates me the most is…

  • I feel like I don’t know enough to charge people money for my art.
  • I’m not satisfied with my own skills.
  • I feel like if I can’t make a lot of progress, I might as well not start.

What I want most from you is…

  • A shortcut on starting an art career.
  • Permission.

You will gain my trust by…

  • Admitting your own mistakes.
  • Showing proof that your methods work.
  • Helping me get started for free (or inexpensively).
  • Making your content fun and entertaining.

You can continuously exceed my expectations by…

  • Being blunt, funny, and supportive.
  • Giving me real value that helps me improve my perspective or take the next step in my career.