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Bianca Gschelecth

Illustrator and Graphic Designer 

 




Age: 30 

Country: Germany 

Years in business: 3 

  

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Business email  

 

Social media links  

Instagram: @biancagschlecht  

 






What is your business about?  

 

I am a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Konstanz, Germany. With a passion for evoking joy, I create captivating illustrations with bold colors, whimsical charm, and wavy shapes, often incorporating topics like feminism, diversity and mental health. Lovers of enchanting scenes, characters and (not only but many) cats will definitely get their money’s worth. Whether they want to cover their home with pet portraits and still-life illustrations, or want to elevate their company’s brand, products or social media accounts with illustrations designed specifically for them – I got them covered! 


Please describe your life before starting  

 

After having a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do after school, I took a „quick“ 3-year detour and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design in Stuttgart, Germany. Realizing I didn’t actually want to work as an Interior Designer, I looked for different options and started a Graphic Design bachelor’s degree program in Graz, Austria. During my studies I discovered my passion for illustration and when I graduated in 2021, I started my career as a self-employed illustrator and graphic designer. 


What made you decide to take the leap and start your own business?  

 

I discovered the profession through a friend of mine who started her career a couple of years before me. Being impressed by the level of creativity and ability to choose your own projects/clients/topics I decided I wanted to work as a self-employed illustrator as well. 


How would you describe your life now, as a solopreneur?  

 

It definitely has its ups and downs as there’s no guaranteed flow of projects. But I enjoy having so much freedom, being able to work from home and to create on a daily basis. Getting sweet messages from my clients when I send over the final files or when the print they ordered arrives is also a big plus! 


How has your ADHD played a positive role in your business life?  

 

I love the feeling I get when the hyper-focus is kicking in and I get sucked into the creative process. It has helped me a lot to come up with new, unconventional ideas and connecting dots. 


What's your top tip for other ADHD women aspiring to be solopreneurs?  

 

Try to work with your ADHD instead of against it. I lose interest when the projects are too long or the deadline is too far away. What has really worked for me are shorter projects with tighter deadlines. Also I try to clarify as many questions as I can beforehand, so I minimize the things I have to do over because I just got too excited and HAD to start immediately (without properly reading the input from the client).,  

  



 

 

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