The Illustrators guide to Business

The essential 11 week evening course taught by specialists that will give you the business skills to succeed as a professional illustrator  

Monday 12 September to Monday 21 November 2011 18.30-20.30   
The Rectory, St James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

This intensive course has been put together to help any illustrator acquire the knowledge and
critical skills crucial to building a successful career. Structured to be both comprehensive and
manageable, each session is tailored to provide an essential step-by-step guide to successful
self-employment. It is also an exciting opportunity to meet with peers and get indispensable
practical advice and support from industry experts. So stay ahead of the competition, increase
your confidence and develop your strategy for the future.

For more information and to book online visit www.theaoi.com

Places limited, advance booking essential
Ticket Per Class: AOI members: £35, Non-members: £40
To Book The Course (all 11 classes) 10% discounts available:
AOI Members £347 (£385 less 10%), Non Members £396 (£440 less 10%)

If your college is an AOI member please contact the AOI office to book as you are eligible for
member discount
All delegates will receive an email to confirm their booking.
For telephone bookings and more information please contact Helen Thomas on 02073247224.

A specialist within the respective field will present each session:
• How to turn a “good portfolio” into a “client-stopping portfolio”
• The art of self-promotion
• Know your rights
• Pricing work
• Managing your finances
• Understanding the market and your client
• How to merchandise work and maximise your income
• An illustrators guide to accepting a commission
• Illustrator’s agents: the lowdown
• Illustration for interactive spaces
• The future of Illustration

Speakers include:
Derek Brazell, AOI Project Manager and Illustrator
Gina Cross, Art buyer, Artist Representative and Curator
Helz Cuppleditch, AOI Board Member and Illustrator
Nigel Ginger & Sherman McLeod, Business Education & Support Team, HM Revenue and
Customs
Rod Hunt, AOI Chairman and Illustrator
Alex Jenkins, Digital Director
Roderick Mills, AOI Board Member and Illustrator
Paul Ryding, AOI Membership Manager and Illustrator
Anna Steinberg, Lecturer and Illustrator
Fig Taylor, AOI portfolio consultant, lecturer and author
Holly Wales, Illustrator and Educator

Illustrations by Tim Ellis

The Serco Prize for Illustration



Canary Wharf by Tube, bus, river and DLR Designers: Trickett and Webb

Deadline extended: 17.00 Tuesday 29 March 2011
Exhibition: Tuesday 10 May to Friday 3 June 2011

London Transport Museum, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators, is delighted to announce the 2011 Serco Prize for Illustration. This year, the theme is the River Thames and entries should feature the river as a central feature of London and London life. It is the task of entrants to create an illustration that draws attention to the benefits of the river.

The top three entries will receive a monetary award and may be used in an advertising and promotional campaign run by London Transport Museum. The top 50 entries will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will open in May 2011.

Prizes will be awarded in three levels

First prize £2000
plus display of the illustration as a poster on Transport for London services

Second prize £1000

Third prize £750

For conditions, terms of entry and to submit please go HERE.

For further information about the Museum and its collection see www.ltmuseum.co.uk

AOI Images – NEWS

There’s now even more time to enter the UK’s most comprehensive and prestigious Illustration competition, Images 35!

Created or commissioned a piece of illustration you’re proud of? Want other professionals working in illustration and design to know about it? Then enter your best work into the Association of Illustrators’ Images competition.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 15th 2010

AOI IMAGES 35 – Call for Entries

Call for Entries
Association of Illustrators’ Images 35 competition
Best of British illustration 2011
To enter go to aoiimages.com

Deadline: Tuesday 31st August 2010

Images is the ultimate showcase for the best of contemporary British illustration. Now in its 35th year, Images is the definitive independent jury-selected illustration annual distributed to 4000 commissioners, and culminates in a touring exhibition around the UK. The jury consists of nine eminent industry figures including Sam Freeman Art Director Design Week; Martin Harrison - Senior Designer, The Times and Geoffrey Pais -  Art Director,  BBC Learning. Categories include: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, New Media, Self-Promotion and New Talent.

Call for Entry Images 35 –
the longest standing jury-selected illustration annual and exhibition in the UK
Deadline: Tuesday 31st August 2010

The Images 34 book will be launched at the private view party in September 2010 and can be bought for £39.95 through the Images website. The London show, featuring about 250 illustrations from artists such as David Hughes, Andy Smith and Carolyn Gowdy amongst many others, will be at LCC, Elephant & Castle: 8th September – 14 September 2010 and subsequently touring the UK until September 2011.

For more information about all things AOI and Images visit theAOI.com and AOIimages.com

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but before you do, please read our criteria for joining here

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