From the Introduction:
"Illustrators are the link between design and fi ne art. We are not designers, nor are we fi ne artists. We work in a commercial industry that provides images for clients in a sort of lending atmosphere. Because we generally do not sell our original work outright, we fall into an odd category: We create images that sell ideas, push boundaries of the imagination, sell products, decorate and compliment text like nothing else. We are in a unique creative zone."
This uniqueness is exactly why this book was written: to address the specific needs of illustrators as they try to make a living with their craft.Breaking into Freelance Illustration provides a step-by-step road-map for illustrators looking to promote themselves and run a creative business.
In Breaking into Freelance Illustration You'll Learn 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
Written from the perspective of an experienced freelancer with plenty of industry insiders insight added, this helpful guide gives readers everything they need to start a full-time business, see their work published, or moonlight as an illustrator. This book is a down to earth guide that fills in the creative business blanks.
What HOW Book's Managing Editor, Scott Francis, has to say:
Holly DeWolf’s book is the very first HOW book I had the pleasure of working on—today it’s still one of my favorites. While it specifically targets illustrators, I think any creative freelancer will find this a helpful guide to running a successful creative business.