Tokyo based illustrator and painter Tatsuro has been freelance since leaving art college 25 years ago. Working remotely with clients around the world long before the internet made it the norm.
He chats about adapting his style to get the work he wanted, being fine with being a workaholic and the need to look after ourselves.
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