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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

Slow Down to Go Fast by Peleg Top

Is the rat race running you ragged? You’re not alone, but multitasking and running at lightening speed aren’t necessarily the best way to run your creative business. In “Slow Down to Go Fast,” Peleg Top discusses how slowing down, cutting out multitasking and increasing mindfulness can actually make your business more successful. Read an...

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New Year’s Resolution: Sell More Art

Learn How to Sell Art Now that the holidays are past it’s time to settle in and get down to business fulfilling our New Year’s resolutions. What improvements to your art business did you resolve to make this year? Improve your social media skills? Learn how to sell art more effectively? Begin a Kickstarter campaign?...

2016 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market

Selling Without Begging: Tips for Selling Art by David C. Baker

Tips for Selling Art If you’re like most creatives, selling is probably your least favorite part of running your business. But selling doesn’t have to be painful, and it certainly doesn’t require begging. In his article “Selling Without Begging,” David C. Baker offers six tips for selling art without begging. You can read an...

Don't be a Starving Artist!

Art of Business: Work Your Art by Jen Cushman

Don’t be a Starving Artist: Work Your Art and Make a Living! The idea of being a starving artist may be romantic, but it’s not very fun if you’re the one doing the starving! The good news is you don’t have to live the cliché. In her article “Art of Business: Work Your Art,” mixed-media...

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Have a Little Courage

*An an excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Linda Maron e-mailed, “After fooling around for way too long, I finally put a portfolio of digital images together and used your resource to make a list of six greeting card and licensing companies. Within ten days of sending out the portfolios, I had...

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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...

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Drawing Funny Pictures for a Living

*An excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Canadian cartoonist/illustrator Sean Parkes recently contacted us to let us know Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market helped jump-start his freelance career. Parkes, who has been freelancing for five years (three of them full time), started out drawing a comic strip and doing spot illustrations for...