I am more of a visionary creative than the actual creative who puts out the work! I know just enough Adobe Creative Suite to be a hack. Thankful for Youtube videos. When you start an entrepreneurial endeavor, there are skill sets you must take on because the cash just isn't there to pay the most talented!
When I started Nosey Parker, I knew exactly what I wanted her to look like. She went through many renditions before her final look. I hired an agency that gave her all kinds of looks and charged me for original illustrations. Once I dug into the illustrator files myself, I learned that her body had been purchased with the clothes from a stock illustration company, then her head, which I created, slapped on the top of the purchased illustration.
After that 'never again' moment, I did all the Nosey Parker artwork myself. Below are my own "Nosey Parker Works of Art", that were used in her guidebook, client ads and magazine article inserts.