AmandaIlkov

Unique, Royalty Free Digital Papers & Clip Art

Toronto, Canada On Etsy since 2014

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AmandaIlkov

Unique, Royalty Free Digital Papers & Clip Art

Toronto, Canada | 36,124 Sales

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Unique, professionally designed, royalty free digital art that you can use for crafting, scrap books or graphic design.

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Last updated on Jun 20, 2016

Like my art? My blog has tons of freebies worth $4.99 or more! Visit: www.mandyartmarket.com/freebies to download them instantly!

Love my art? Use coupon code GET20OFF to save 20% on orders over $10 USD, or GET30OFF to save 30% on orders over $20.

Sign up for my newsletter, and you'll continue to get freebies, special offers and news about my digital art. No spam, I promise! Copy this link into your browser to sign up: blog.mandyartmarket.com/signup

Unique, professionally designed, royalty free digital art that you can use for crafting, scrap books or graphic design.

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About AmandaIlkov

Sales 36,124
On Etsy since 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Digital World

Like many of the Mompreneurs out there, my Etsy shop began as a hobby, and eventually turned into a full time business.

A few years ago, I had a stressful corporate job, a 2.5 hour commute and a 1 year old son who didn't get the time he deserved from his Mom. After much soul searching, I left my job, hoping to find work that was less demanding and closer to home.

During my time off I started drawing. I have loved to draw since I was a kid. In fact, during my teenage years drawing and painting were more of an obsession than a hobby. But I hadn't had time to create anything in years. Drawing felt like getting in touch with a part of myself I'd lost. It also took my mind off worrying about not having a pay check!

My husband (who is an amazing digital illustrator!) encouraged me to try drawing digitally. Maybe I could look for a job in graphic design? I gave it a shot, and I posted a few of my digital drawings on Etsy. After a few weeks, one sold! I think I made $3 in my first 3 months, but I was absolutely thrilled. I kept drawing, and kept adding, and eventually it snowballed into a full time business.

Since then, I've become a top seller on Etsy. I've also established my own website (MandyArtMarket.com) and blog, and I'm a successful seller on a number of other websites including Creative Market, Teachers Pay Teachers and The Hungry Jpeg.

It's lots of hard work, but I'm so lucky to do something I love. And hey - no more commute! :)

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  • Amanda Ilkov

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    Hi, I'm Amanda! I'm the one who draws all this stuff. :)

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