Being a freelancer and a member of the arts community makes you potentially an easy target for scams. You’re reliant on strangers to make a living and pay your bills. Plus, scammers will prey on an illustrator’s ever lingering want for success and recognition. It’s almost a perfect storm and creates easy pickings for a scammer.
It’s been a long time coming and an uphill journey, but we’re pleased to say the Hireillo shop is now open!
This year (and the year before) we committed to attending several comic cons instead of holding the London exhibitions we’ve…
The desk and studio shown belong to Pennsylvania-based award-winning freelance illustrator John Hinderliter. He was born amidst Carny Folk in Atlantic City, NJ, so he was predestined for a career in advertising from the very beginning.
We’re excited to announce that Hireillo is on board as a supporter of this year’s Birmingham Design Festival.
What I want to talk about today is an illustrator’s style, the aspect of their work that tells you who created it – to put it another way, their visual signature.
A common question I get is, how does an illustrator find work online? Well, there are numerous ways to connect with clients, but I tend to see illustrators forgetting that they’re running a business and not just feeding a hobby.
The desk and studio on display belong to Sheffield-based freelance artist Vicky Scott. Over the last 15 years, Vicky has worked on a diverse range of projects including Facebook advertising for Volkswagen, card designs for Paperchase and a huge painting on a life-sized model of a baby elephant for the Elephant Family charity.
A few days ago, under the cover of darkness, we officially started sending out invites asking for illustrators to contribute to our new trading card series.