Justin Erickson


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Justin Erickson is a Canadian entrepreneur. Justin started Justin Erickson Art in 2017.[1]

Justin Erickson, founder of Justin Erickson ArtJustin Erickson, founder of Justin Erickson Art

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Justin Erickson Art

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@justinerickson (1.09K followers)

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Justin Erickson Art

Justin started Justin Erickson Art in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Justin Erickson Art?

I was born and raised in a small farming community in rural Alberta. As you can imagine there isn’t a lot to do out there. My interest in drawing and painting started when I could first hold a pencil. I would draw the cattle or the wildflowers, and the bugs I found. Eventually, my skills got pretty good.

After graduating I struggled with the idea of finding a career. I don’t think any of us really knew what we wanted at such a young age.

I ended up leaving the farm for Edmonton. I went to college there to study Business with a focus on hospitality and after job jumping for a few years I discovered It was crushing my soul.

I had been painting in my spare time and I would showcase my work at local events. I had a bit of a lightbulb moment during one of those events and decided I wanted to go back to college and study something creative. That’s when I discovered graphic design and digital illustration.

Afterward, my art career started to take shape.

Despite the starving artist myth. I began to consider a creative career as possible. I started to develop my brand. I picked up photography and started documenting my process and I started taking proper product photos etc. It elevated my work from a hobby to something professional.

When I wasn’t working on my brand I would design logos, brochures, and other collateral for clients. Without really realizing it I was creating my portfolio. I was discovering what kind of work I enjoyed.

Eventually, I was earning just as much through my art as I was at my day job. I got courageous and decided to leave my day job. I’ve been an independent artist since.

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