The Business of Illustration:
For those about to embark on a creative career, be prepared to be a business and BE SMART. For a profitable and sustained career as a freelance illustrator you must be prepared to tackle a wide range of specialisms including financial know-how, negotiation of terms, fees, contracts and PR & Marketing. Here's your chance to ask the experts about the Business of Illustration.
Chair Person: Derek Brazell - The Association of Illustrators Projects Manager and Varoom Publisher. Agents: Caroline Thomson - Arena Illustration, Andrew Coningsby - Début Art, Victoria Pearce - Illustration Ltd and Claire Meiklejohn - Meiklejohn.
The Business of Illustration Question Time will be held in the Talk Theatre at Business Design Centre on Friday 3rd July, from 2pm to 2.45pm.
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Garry Walton was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover of ‘Channel Shore’ by Tom Fort. Garry worked with the design team at Simon and Schuster to create the cover art for Tom’s previous title ‘The A303 - Highway To The Sun’ and was thrilled to be asked to illustrate this next book in the series.
‘Channel Shore’ takes the reader on a fascinating, discursive journey from east to west, to find out what the English Channel means to us and what is so special about the English seaside. We love Garry’s cover illustration - it conjours up memories of lazy summer days at the beach!
Congratulations to Hannah George and Jennifer Grey on winning The
Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2015!
We were delighted to hear that 'Chicken Mission - Danger In The Deep
Dark Woods' published by Faber Children’s scooped the prize. Hannah
loves illustrating these action packed adventures about Amy
Cluckbucket - The Kung Foo Chicken, with a few of the characters being
based on her own pet hens!
Here is Andrew Farley’s cover for the latest instalment in the brilliant Spy Dog series. ‘Spy Dog Storm Chaser’ sees Lara trying to solve the case of a strange cloud that is sitting mysteriously over the town of Brickfield making everyone feel grumpy. At the same time sales of Ken Soop’s Chicken Soups are flying and chickens are going missing from farms all over the country. Lara and her sidekick Professor Cortex have worked out that there is a strange connection between these mysterious occurrences…. So an adventure involving, chicken snot, storm conductors and a giant oven follows! Andrew was thrilled to illustrate yet another cover for this fabulous series.
Ben Scruton was delighted to once again team up with NESTA to create another fabulous set of illustrations. NESTA's upcoming report, ‘Creativity Vs the Robots’ suggests that the higher the level of creativity in your job, the least likely it can be automated in the future. NESTA have designed a fun online quiz, which measures the creative and social content of your job to give you one of six results ranging from a high probability of automation to a low probability of automation. Ben was asked to create six ‘cyborg’ characters for the results page of the quiz. Ben absolutely loved working on the project, which allowed his trademark humour to shine through.
Hannah George created these great artworks for comparethemeerkat’s latest online campaign. Hannah was asked to illustrate Sergei the Meerkat’s recipe book and given the challenge of making a firefly fricassee and barbecued frogs legs look appealing!
Hannah George is represented by Meiklejohn
Gary Redford created these stunning illustrations for the launch of Twinings new Tea Gift Box collection. Gary was briefed to create contemporary and enduring designs, which incorporated the unique story of each blend and evoked the flavours from around the world.
Gary Redford is represented by Meiklejohn