07 Apr 2008 Kirsty Pargeter – Microstock Celebrity
Today the Microstock Celebrity series turns its attention to the microstock market’s top selling illustrator, Kirsty Pargeter. The British designer started her microstock career as a photographer, but soon found her specialty in creating and selling vector illustrations.
Top selling microstock illustrator.
Lives in Bradford, UK | Shoots with Nikon and illustrates with Illustrator CS3 | Is a new mother!
Kirsty trained as a Graphic Designer and worked for a printing company. After eight years and tired of designing nothing more than business cards and letterheads, she moved to the Admissions department at the University of Bradford. During this time Kirsty discovered microstock after her partner gave her a digital camera.
The microstock addiction kicked in, and she started selling illustrations alongside her photos. In 2005 she was doing well enough to go full time and has since built the reputation as the most successful illustrator in the microstock market.
Signs of Success
- Diamond canister level at iStockphoto
- Emerald contributor level at Fotolia and fourth highest ranked contributor
- Top selling contributor at Crestock (info is outdated, but she’s still second!)