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.
Following the success of our Versus Evil trading cards, we are delighted and proud to present the new Hireillo Artist Cards.
It’s been a long time coming and an uphill journey, but we’re pleased to say the Hireillo shop is now open!
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.
We love Halloween and we hope you do to! To celebrate our favourite festivity, here are some of our members’ ghoulish and ghostly illustrations for the spooky season.
Back in February of 2019, Justin Donaldson wrote an interesting article called “How to Find Work Online as an illustrator” for the now defunct One Fantastic Week (1FW).