Career Code: Meet the Fashion Industry's Go-To Illustrator

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to interview someone as talented and successful as Katie Rodgers, the artist and illustrator behind Paper Fashion. So you can only imagine our excitement when we got to catch up with her and hear what she’s been up to lately. Aside from creating beautiful commissions for clients like Harpers BazaarElleGlamour, and various luxury brands, it was recently announced that Rodgers was selected to be one of the mentors in SOREL’s annual #SORELstyle  program.

If you’re not familiar with it, the program is open to anyone—specifically an artist this round—who wants an inside look at how the fashion world works and the chance to be featured in a #SORELstyle video and photoshoot. Once the applicant is selected (SOREL just announced the lucky winner for phase one!), they will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside Rodgers to see what it really takes to work in such a competitive industry. With that in mind, we picked Rodgers’s brain about everything from what people find most surprising about her work to the inspiring quote that keeps her going. Keep scrolling to see her answers to our burning career questions.