Hi, I’m Roxanne, the artist behind June Sketches and more commonly known as June. I am a freelance artist with a focus on character design and illustration for extensive use from a company logo to children’s books.
I studied first in California State University of Long Beach from 2010 to 2012 for Pre-Illustration before transferring to the Art Institute of California, Orange County for Game Art & Design for three years between 2012 to 2015.
I briefly worked for Cookies by Design (Retail Bakery) as a Decorator. I decorated cookies with uniform designs mimicking the main store’s designs. I also helped with assembling bouquet orders
After weighing my options and particular goals, I began my journey as a freelance artist/entrepreneur in November of 2018.
My journey truly began
The beginnings of my blog in 2012 were the result of a frustrated young adult who had difficulties maintaining a balance between passion and education. (For the purpose of maintaining continuity and preserving authenticity, I have kept the old blog. Old blog posts are accessible to anyone.)
Transferring initially was meant to reignite the excitement in learning but the corporate atmosphere I felt at the time did not help with my mental health. As a result, I dropped out and spent about two and a half years getting to know myself and figuring out my passions.
In 2015, I started my Instagram to document in drawings the improvements I was going through and by the end of the year, I realized I was passionate still for art but also equally for writing.
And so began the struggle in combining both passions without stressing myself out.
Since realigning my life back into a path, I have been successful in meshing together two passions and continue to enjoy the journey.