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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Taking and Making Stock Photos by Rohn Engh

How to Take Stock Photos Want to start a stock photo business or add stock photography to your existing business? Rohn Engh, author of Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos, offers tips on how to take stock photos and avoid the pitfall of creating trite stock photography. You can read an excerpt from the stock photo...

2016 Photographer’s Market Exerpt: Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business: Photography Edition Starting a new business can be a daunting task for photographers. How do you deal with taxes and record-keeping? Where will you work? What about lease agreements? How can you avoid failure? In her article “Breaking In: Starting a New Business,” Vik Orenstein answers all of these questions...

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Micro Funding for Artists

Do you have big art dreams but a small bank account? Are you intimidated by the prospect of applying for a bank loan to launch or improve your art business? You don’t have to give up on your dreams just yet. In “Micro Funding for Macro Dreams,” Sean J. Miller explains how artists and...

2016 Photographer’s Market Exerpt: Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business: Photography Edition Starting a new business can be a daunting task for photographers. How do you deal with taxes and record-keeping? Where will you work? What about lease agreements? How can you avoid failure? In her 2016 Photographer’s Market article “Breaking In: Starting a New Business,” Vik Orenstein answers all...

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Networking at Animation Festivals

*Excerpt from 2000 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market by Brooke Comer. Aspiring artists can maximize their chances of getting work, according to Kat Fair, head of recruitment for Nickelodeon Animation Studio, by taking advantage of recruiting opportunities at animation festivals. Fair, who makes the rounds of art schools to recruit new talent, always tells...

Art Licensing Tips

Jackie Frerichs’s Licensing Tips 1. Keep on top of the industry. Browse stores and malls often to study what’s popular on shelves. Don’t forget to peruse gift catalogs, too. Frerichs recommends a subscription to Greetings Today, a quarterly magazine that covers the giftware industry. Attend a stationary or gift show, such as the annual...

9 Steps to Success for Beginning Magazine Illustrators

The magazine market is one of the largest markets for freelancers, particularly illustrators. Since most magazines are published monthly, art directors need dependable artists to provide a steady supply of images. Art directors look for the best visual element to hook the reader into the story. A whimsical illustration can set the tone for...

5 Tips for a Stock Site or Agency

*2004 Photographer’s Market Excerpt There’s more than one way to run a stock agency, but the following are solid suggestions that anyone going into the stock business should contemplate. 1. Start Locally. Selling locally automatically gives you three advantages: You’re more likely to have a wealth of local shots, which don’t require travel to...

Brittany VanSnepson

Achieve Your Career Goals

When I was a little kid, I was the one who was always toting around a billion books in my wake. It didn’t matter if it was fiction or non-fiction, big or small – if it was a book, I’d read it. So, it came as no surprise that when I grew up, I...