BEING A GOOD ARTIST IS NOT ENOUGH.
Being a successful at the business of art means you have to be successful at running your own business. Art schools only cover a small part of what it takes, blogs cover more, books fill in some of the gaps, and there are literally thousands of ways to keep taking classes. To be an expert you would have to read and study all day every day just to keep on top of constantly changing trends. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a concise guide that answers all your questions, then acts as a roadmap to the most useful resources available to further your career?
WE ALL HAVE THE SAME QUESTIONS.
Wherever you are in your career, we all progress through the same questions, and have room to learn: How do you price your work? How do you protect yourself? How do you connect with clients? What the hell does all the legalese in contracts mean? This guide will answer those questions definitively, and then point you on to even more detailed information by the experts in each field. This will be a great resource for educators and mentors as well—finally there is one complete starting point for students and new artists that will get them on their way to building a solid career foundation.
THIS IS A COLLABORATION OF EXPERTS.
The information in this guide has been condensed not only from our personal experience as Artists and Art Directors, but also springs from the combined expertise of the top Art Directors, Artists, and Educators working in Illustration and Design. By the time this guide reaches you, it will have been vetted by lawyers specializing in Creative Law, Marketing and Publicity experts, Financial whizzes, and Social Media gurus.
A LIVING DOCUMENT, ALWAYS CURRENT.
Both the ebook and print editions will include a link to a living resource guide at the end of each chapter, connecting you to the most up-to-date articles and resources available on each topic. You won’t need to buy a new edition every year—the guide will evolve organically over time.
Make Art Work will cover:
PORTFOLIOS + WEBSITES
SELF-PROMOTION + SOCIAL MEDIA
APPROACHING ART DIRECTORS + FINDING WORK
NETWORKING + INTERVIEWS
CONTRACTS + COPYRIGHTS
INVOICING + ACCOUNTING
TAXES + HEALTHCARE
LEVELLING UP + DIVERSIFYING INCOME
Make Art Work is coming to Kickstarter soon:
Make Art Work Status Meter: 67% done as of 10/1/15