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Art Freelance Must-Have Skills

*Originally published in Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market 1999. Are you wondering what the art world is expecting from you? Then here’s a few helpful tips you might want to consider before mass querying all your favorite agencies and firms. Advertising agencies and design firms hire the following freelance creative talent on a project-by-project...

Freelance Success Stories: Stephanie Rodriguez

The Art of Business, Success Stories: Small Steps Lead to Giant Leaps for Freelancers by Donya Dickerson The world is alive with art—in books, magazines, murals, ads, calendars, greeting cards, Web sites, stationary—essentially everywhere you look. And, as an artist, you probably wonder, what’s the story behind all those published pieces of art? Who...

Dolly Parton illustration by Tim Williams on the cover of Business TN magazine

Freelance illustrator Tim Williams on how to make a magazine cover

I just posted the latest installment of the Artist’s Market Online Remembers series, the 2007 Insider Report “Tim: Williams: Bringing a Magazine Cover to Life” by Michael Schweer. Learning how to make a magazine cover is a great challenge. Freelance illustrator Tim Williams shares his experience creating a cover illustration featuring Dolly Parton for...

2017 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Cover and Articles!

The 2017 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market is headed for the printer soon! This year’s series of articles offers great information on topics such as maintaining your motivation as a freelance artist, knowing the proper etiquette when dealing with galleries, and the importance of brand marketing, in addition to several interviews with amazing artists....

2017 Photographer’s Market Cover and Articles!

The 2017 Photographer’s Market is hitting shelves in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share the cover and the article lineup! This year we have a great series of articles to help you expand your freelance business, including information on creating a business plan, building your portfolio, and selling through social media....

2016 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market

Target Your Talent

Finding your footing in your art career can be as simple as figuring out what, in particular, you do well. Artists sometimes try to over-reach by attempting to do everything instead of focusing on what they most enjoy and excel at. Fletcher Crossman made the decision to target his talent by focusing on and...

2016 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market

Art of Business: Reach Out to New Clients

Looking for ways to reach out to new clients? Try these ideas from Maria Piscopo to give yourself a boost and catch the attention of art directors! ~ Noel Today’s competitive marketplace has most freelancers asking what clients really want when they are buying services. The key is to look at the client you...

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Tips on Self-Promotion From Max Scratchmann

*Excerpt written by Cindy Laufenberg from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Award-winning illustrator Max Scratchmann, who lives on the remote Orkney Islands, off the coast of Scotland, is living proof that you can be a successful artist no matter where you live. By using e-mail and the Internet, he’s able to promote his...