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Promoting Your Work: Self-Promotion Tips for Artists and Designers

Artist Promotion Tips Whether you’re just starting your creative career or you’ve been at it for a while, promotion is an essential part of your art business plan. You can send a postcard, email or show your art in person, but you have to get your work “out there” to find potential buyers. In...

The Creative Frontier of Kids’ Cartoons

*Excerpt by Brooke Comer from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. When Kat Fair, head of recruitment at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, reviews the 60 or so portfolios she receives each week, she looks for unusual work, a variety of styles and original ideas. “We don’t have a house style here at Nickelodeon,” says Fair,...

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Creative Problem Solving for Artists: Burnout

Has the thought of starting your next illustration or art project made you want to bury your head in the sand? Even artists who love their work suffer from burnout occasionally. In this second part of our Creative Problem Solving for Artists series, we’ll take a look at Holly deWolf’s tips for working through...

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...

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Jack Alexander: Intimate Portraits of the Global Music Scene by Luke McLaughlin

Jack Alexander: Music Photography Newcomer It’s always heartening to hear about young photographers breaking into challenging industries. Portrait photographer Jack Alexander has done just that. Through determination and persistence, Alexander forged connections in London’s global music scene and developed a career in portrait photography, specializing in musicians. You can read an excerpt from our...

Instructions for Getting Noticed in the Art World

Articles & Interviews; Success Stories: Patience, Flexibility and Perseverance Pay by Donya Dickerson Troy Boyle Yes. It’s a word all artists long to hear. And for Troy Boyle, his first “yes” was truly unforgettable. “An artist’s fist published sale brings with it a huge sense of validation,” he says. “For me, it was akin...

Looking for Fresh Talent for Illustration Works

Sharon Dodge Insider Report by Poppy Evans Stock agency looks for fresh new talent Although online image services offer many conveniences to designers and art directors, the process of locating appropriate, professional-quality illustration can sometimes be incredibly labor intensive. Doing a keyword search often yields pages and pages of far-ranging imagery, including vintage illustrations...

Throwback Thursday: Comic Artist Scott McCloud Interview

Throwback Thursday’s Scott McCloud Interview by Carol Pinchefsky Comics Creator and Scholar Shares Industry Theories Comic book artist Scott McCloud literally does it all. He draws his own comics, including the superhero parody Zot!; he writes books about comic books, their form and function; and he devises creative techniques for comic book artists to...

Motivational Tools of the Trade by Jim Hunt

How to Stay Motivated Is your to-do list a mile long, but you’re having trouble getting started? Keeping motivated is a common problem for artists and one of the biggest challenges for freelancers. If you’re the boss, you’re also the one who has to make sure you stay on track! Experienced freelance cartoonist Jim...