Synopses & Reviews
Technology has sent shockwaves of change through the world of commercial art. Digital illustration and design, online portfolio sites, and the proliferation of stock art have radically changed the way that illustrators and graphic designers work. What has not changed, however, is the wealth of illustrators and graphic designers hoping to turn their talent into freelance success. For those embarking on freelance careers in illustration or graphic design, the answers have arrived. A twenty-five year veteran in the field, Michael Fleishman, has detailed every business aspect of commercial art in Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer.
Here are expert tips for getting started, selling your work, promoting yourself, and even what to do once you're working! Includes practical advice for creating a portfolio, making contacts, pricing work, marketing on the web, and more.
Designed for those embarking on freelance careers in graphic design or illustration, this text discusses how to get started, how to sell your work, how to promote yourself, and what to do once you are working. It details how to create a portfolio, make initial contacts, and market your work.
More than ever, artists face questions such as how to get started, how to sell their work, how to promote themselves, and what to do once they are working. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer is the book that will answer all those questions, and more!
About the Author
Michael Fleishman is a freelance illustrator, graphic artist, and teacher of commercial arts with over twenty-five years of experience. A former president of the at-large chapter of the Graphic Artist's Guild, he is also a contributor to How Magazine and a former contributing editor of The Artist's Magazine. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.