Hello, I like many of you, have a certain amount of concern regarding the impact of the Brexit referendum on our profession. I raise this issue because of the effects I experienced after the Scottish referendum in 2014. Back then, illustration work from Scotland reduced during the build up to the referendum, and I did not gain my usual flow of commissions after. I found that there was a drop in business confidence amongst many designers I know. Just to make matters worse, I had at the time been conducting a lot of self promotional efforts in the rest of the UK. I had been receiving a large percentage of replies to my emails, and of a positive nature. As the referendum loomed, the replies dwindled, and most responses were to the effect that if Scotland separated, it would be isolated, and potential clients were stating that they would not do business with a breakaway country. I was always a NO voter anyway. It took a fair period of time before resuming my self promotion in the rest of the UK, and slowly responses have increased, but not the 10 to 20% level I used to receive. Could it be that post Brexit, the EU would have the same attitude to a breakaway UK, and the knock-on effect being a reduction of UK business confidence, and less design work commissioned resulting in the illustrator losing out as a result? What are the thoughts out there in the world of my fellow illustrators? Owain.