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Art Freelance Must-Have Skills

*Originally published in Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market 1999. Are you wondering what the art world is expecting from you? Then here’s a few helpful tips you might want to consider before mass querying all your favorite agencies and firms. Advertising agencies and design firms hire the following freelance creative talent on a project-by-project...

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2016 Photographer’s Market Exerpt: Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business: Photography Edition Starting a new business can be a daunting task for photographers. How do you deal with taxes and record-keeping? Where will you work? What about lease agreements? How can you avoid failure? In her article “Breaking In: Starting a New Business,” Vik Orenstein answers all of these questions...

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2016 Photographer’s Market Exerpt: Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business: Photography Edition Starting a new business can be a daunting task for photographers. How do you deal with taxes and record-keeping? Where will you work? What about lease agreements? How can you avoid failure? In her 2016 Photographer’s Market article “Breaking In: Starting a New Business,” Vik Orenstein answers all...

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The Adventure of the Game Art Industry

*Article was originally written by Tricia Waddell and appeared in Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market 2000. Why are we talking about games in the book publishers section? Because games such as roleplaying games (e.g., Dungeons & Dragons®), miniature games, trading card games, board games, and play-by-mail games are all part of the adventure game...

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Illustrator Thom Glick’s Success Story

The Art of Business, Success Stories: Small Steps Lead to Giant Leaps for Freelancers by Donya Dickerson Check out this interview to discover how illustrator Thom Glick entered into the world of business and launched a career with the use of his artistic talents. Thom Glick Artist Thom Glick’s first success as a magazine...

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Throwback Thursday: How to Build Your Network

Todd LeMieux by Donya Dickerson An award-winning designer on getting and keeping clients Graphic designer Todd LeMieux says his first big break was losing his job. “I worked for a small ad agency whose owner suffered from some serous health concerns. He abruptly closed the agency, and for the first time in my life...

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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...

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Throwback Thursday: Craig Thompson Q&A Interview

Throwback Thursday’s “The Art of Business With Craig Thompson” by Lauren Mosko When Craig Thompson was in high school, he refused to set foot in a comic book store. “I loved comics as a kid, but then I fell out of love with the medium. I wanted to stop being as much of a...

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Getting the Gig by Jeff Fisher

Building Business Relationships Finding freelance design jobs and art projects is only the first step in developing your creative career. The next step is building business relationships so that your clients keep coming back to you when they need creative work. Jeff Fisher, Engineer of Creative Identity for Jeff Fisher LogoMotives, offers sage advice...

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2014 Photographer’s Market Preview: Negotiating Fees and Rights

Photography Pricing We don’t get our way on everything in negotiations, obviously, but do you get what you need to maintain a prosperous photography business? If you feel you’re coming up short or even if you just need to brush up your negotiating tactics, “Negotiating Fees and Rights” from the 2014 Photographer’s Market will...