Author Archives: Brittany VanSnepson

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Editor Online Interview: Brittany VanSnepson

What first attracted you to F+W? I first discovered F+W through their writing department: Writer’s Digest. As a writer, I soaked up as much as I could then, when I decided to go into publishing, I just naturally gravitated towards their market books. From there, I pretty much utilized their advice as much as...

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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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Ohio Renaissance Festival’s Marketplace

Are you ready to have a good time? The Ohio Renaissance Festival is one of the largest open-air marketplaces in the state. Though the festival is located in Harveysburg, Ohio – it appears to be its own small village reminiscent of ancient times as small shops dot across the landscape featuring handmade crafts reflective...

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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...

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...

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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 the fine art...

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...

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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 “The Making of...