Can you recall the first time you realized you were going to be an illustrator? What were your earliest impressions? As far as I can remember, I always wanted to be an illustrator though I had varying degrees of confidence in myself. The turning point was when I finished studying archives for a year. At that moment, I felt as though I needed a backup plan: a stable office job. I quickly came to realize that I wasn't interested in starting over in a whole new career. It was at that time that I went back to pursue illustration; this time with a greater commitment and more determination.