Artists & Graphic Designers

Speaking Metaphorically: The Language of Visual Art

*Original excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. I love the flowing, lyrical style of artist Yevgenia Nayberg. Nayberg sent us a package of samples of her past illustration assignments. Much of the work she sent had been published in magazines listed in AGDM, but I couldn’t help but notice...

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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...

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Sabatino’s Strategy: Send a Sample Arsenal

*An excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. When humorous illustrator Chris Sabatino told me he’d send along a few samples of his work he wasn’t kidding. I got an envelope packed with an array of samples – tons of postcards, 8½ x 11 promo pieces, even a booklet entitled...

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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...

Art Lives On

“Art is an Active Force in Life.” * An original excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Another inspiring fine art package came from Nadine LaFond. The outside label featured a sketch of a smiling flower ad the words “Art Lives.” Looking inside, I saw that LaFond’s business card and...

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Follow Your Dreams – Literally

*An excerpt for 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Illustrator Theresa Smythe was offered – and followed – career advice from her own subconscious. Smythe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in film/video and worked in animation (including Warner Bros. Quest for Camelot). She tried watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, pen...

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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...

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...

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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...