Every month Illustrators Ireland members respond to a ‘One-Word Brief’ – anything goes, in response to a randomly-chosen word.

This month, the word is:

arriviste (a-ree-VEEST) noun

1. A person who has recently attained high position or great power without due effort or merit; an upstart.

2. An unscrupulous, vulgar social climber; a bounder.

[French, from arriver, to arrive, from Old French ariver.]

Here’s my entry, based around the idea of the “Reality Star”, their lack of talent and my dismay that these people are treated as something special.

Arriviste - illustrated by Jennifer Farley


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Jennifer Farley

Jennifer Farley is an illustrator, designer, author and design teacher based in Ireland. She has been teaching design for over 14 years and helps people learn Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom,Illustrator and graphic design skills to improve their job prospects and their business.

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