Bobby Chiu ( @imaginism ) may be an Emmy-winning illustrator, but when he first started out as an artist, it seemed the universe was against him making a career out of his passion. However, his determination propelled him forward, and after an inspiring phone call with a mentor, he made a point to help other aspiring artists on their own creative journeys.
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When we had the opportunity to speak with Bobby Chiu, co-founder of @imaginism, we were thrilled. Not only is he a successful illustrator and character designer who worked on Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland" and won an Emmy award for Outstanding Children’s Program for "Niko and the Sword of Light," but he also is a dedicated online art teacher. Speaking with DeviantArt about why he started Schoolism and Lightbox Expo, Bobby details why he thinks it’s so important for