Breaking Into Freelance Illustration: A Guide for Artists, Designers and Illustrators

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Krause Publications, Sep 21, 2009 - Art - 260 pages
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Build Your Own Thriving Illustration Business

The boundaries between art, design and illustration are blurring, and with all the new opportunities for visual creatives, now is the perfect time to unleash your talent on the world!

Breaking Into Freelance Illustration provides a step-by-step roadmap for promoting yourself and running your creative business. You'll find up-to-date advice about best business practices, ideas for new promotional tools, answers to common questions and words of wisdom and inspiration from top illustrators.

This book shows you how to:Set up a home office and balance your professional and personal life Create a professional portfolio and promote your work online Search out and negotiate with potential clients Create your own brand and work with an agent Develop a fair and accurate system for pricing your work Network within the creative community Full of industry insight, this book is a down-to-earth guide that fills in the creative business blanks. If you've ever wanted to moonlight as an illustrator, start a full-time business, or simply see your work published, this book will give you the information you need to make it happen.


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For Holly DeWolf, nothing is as gratifying as being involved in the illustration industry. Her creative habits have served her well and now as a creative mentor, she hopes to inspire others to build the creative business they want. Holly has been a freelance illustrator for the past fifteen years. She has been spotlighted on Designers who Blog, Illustrophile, and Design Inspiration. Holly also writes and teaches when she is not creating "handmade experiences" in paint. You can connect with Holly at

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