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Breaking into Freelance Illustration

The Guide for Artists, Designers and Illustrators

By Holly DeWolf

Format: Paperback

SKU# Z2796

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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.

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SKU Z2796
Author/Speaker/Editor Holly DeWolf
File/Trim Size 9 x 6
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781600611971
Number Of Pages 272

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Breaking into Freelance Illustration provides a step-by-step road-map for illustrators looking to promote themselves and run a creative business. 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.
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