The most successful illustrators are able to combine creative talent with good marketing and promotion skills. But these two assets don't always come naturally hand-in-hand. Becoming a Successful Illustrator provides both practical and inspirational guidance on bringing these skill sets together. Case studies and interviews from practising illustrators at varying stages of their careers, major clients, employers, educators and agents provide insider information and opinion. Activities help provide direction in the areas of self-awareness, promotion, sourcing clients, and assessing fees. Becoming a Successful Illustrator is a beautiful, comprehensive resource that will help students and early career professionals to operate successfully in the professional practice of illustration.
As a freelance illustrator, Jo Davies has worked for major clients across the world. Jo's career as writer and illustrator has long been combined with work in education at all levels and she currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Illustration at Plymouth University, UK. Derek Brazell has been immersed in the illustration world for many years and closely supports illustrators in all areas of their careers through his Project Manager role at the Association of Illustrators.