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career launch

Diary of a Career Launch: Year II

*Editor’s note: In 2000 we followed artist Steven Verriest through the first year of his aggressive career launch. We’re happy to say his career is progressing, but perhaps in a different direction than he had anticipated. Read on to find out how he’s doing in his second year as written by Steven Verriest in...

Artistic License

A Little Artistic License

*An excerpt from 2001 Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market. Julia Cairns had been painting landscapes for a number of years in Botswana, Africa when her husband was hired to teach at the University of California at Davic. Because the landscape in California wasn’t as inspiring as that of Africa, her work changed. She found...

pep talk

A Pep Talk for Success

*Original excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Here’s some advice from Theresa Smythe, an illustrator who followed her dreams – and it paid off! Believe in yourself. Sounds pretty simple, but it isn’t always. Before you get a few assignments under your belt, it can get pretty lonely and frustrating. It’s easy...

business card

Business Card Bounty

*Original excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market by Ilise Benum. Everyone knows Networking Rule Numero Uno – Don’t go out without your business card – although I’m constantly amazed by how many people don’t bring their cards to professional events. (Some kind of self-sabotage, I think.) Your card plays a major role...

motivational retreat

Motivational Retreat: Affirm Your Success

*Excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, written by Cindy Duesing. You’ve done your homework. You’ve studied to perfect your craft and researched different outlets where you can showcase your art. You’ve poured your soul into your work and sent it on its way, a tender ambassador of your inner self, out to...

Know Who’s Who in the Gallery

*Excerpt from How to Get Started Selling Your Art, copyright © 1996 by Carole Kitchen. Used with permission of North Light Books. It’s important to understand the different roles of gallery personnel. Galleries are comprised of many people, each with their own distinct personality. It’s these people who will be your partners in developing...

break the rules

Cartoonists: Don’t be Afraid to Break the Rules

*Excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market and written by Doug Hubbuch. Aspiring cartoonists should follow the familiar advice handed down to writers through the ages: write about what you know. Right? Wrong, says Lee Salem, executive vice president and editor of Universal Press Syndicate. “I don’t buy into the old saw of...

music industry

Art Success in the Music Industry

*Excerpt by Brooke Comer from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. There are several different routes to success in record label design, according to Stefan Sagmeister of New York City-based Sagmeister, Inc. “You can try to get a job in a record label’s in-house design department, work for a design firm that has music...

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,...

2016 Photographer's Market

2016 Photographer’s Market Cover and Articles!

How to Manage Your Money The 2016 Photographer’s Market goes to the printer next week, and I realized I haven’t shared the cover or the article lineup yet! This year we have a great series of articles on how to manage your money, including everything from how to price photography to methods for accepting...