Licensing is the cornerstone of the creative industry. It allows copyright or IP owners to tap into the exponential value of their artistic property – be it music, artwork, film or literature – and exploit it for all its worth.
We’re proud to present a new Hireillo website background Illustration. Children’s illustrator Sian Bowman created the artwork (tentatively titled “Springtime”) and we think she did a fantastic job putting it together. For us, commissioning an illustrator to create a website background is a tricky prospect. We represent a wide range of illustrators, and the website’s background illustration needs to be unique but not distract from the work of our other members. It’s a fine line to walk, and Sian managed the task admirably.
Together we thrive, an interview with David Blatner (CreativePro Network) and the first interview of many for the Hireillo Interview series conducted and edited by Darren Di Lieto (Hireillo). Topics covered include how David got into publishing, communities, making the most out of conferences and events, and many other issues.
The thumbnails are now four times the size to show off your work better, and we’ve reorganised how your news is shown in your portfolio to make this feel more chronological and not look so much like just another gallery of your artwork. We hope you like the changes.
Following the success of our Versus Evil trading cards, we are delighted and proud to present the new Hireillo Artist Cards.
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.