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Breaking Into Freelance Illustration

A Guide for Artists, Designers and Illustrators

About The Book

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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Product Details

  • Publisher: HOW Books (August 24, 2009)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440319389

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