November 9, 2009

Breaking Into Freelance Illustration

Breaking Into Freelance Illustration by Holly DeWolf
Although there are many books out there for creative professionals few really seem to give practical advice. Holly's book gets down to the brass tacks. She understands that freelance illustration is just as much business as it is creative endeavor. I found the chapter on creating a personal brand particularly useful. Having a personal style is one thing but it's all the more effective when you wrap it up in a distinctive brand.

It's well written in a friendly personal style and includes list surmising important points, advice from working professionals, inspirations quotes and all the key websites. I also love the body copy. Not sure of the name of the fonts used but what a perfect combination.I would highly recommend this book for old and new illustrators alike.

Book: Amazon link
Interview: Escape from illustration island interview

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