How do illustrators establish themselves, and what is life as an illustrator like? Who works freelance and who has a job? We’ll cover these questions and also briefs, clients, deadlines, fees, usage, portfolios, illustration agencies, invoicing and more. If you’re a past CSM Illustration short course student see note.**
**A note regarding the Studio Class 'Professional Practice - Illustration': if you are a past student in the CSM short course Enhanced Illustration or Illustration Workshop, this is the same professional practice material and discussion you had in that course, so repeat it only if you want to go over it again.
Great that you're up for the Professional Practice Class! Below is info about it.
When / Where
When 1pm to 5pm on the date shown above
Location: 56 Goodge Street, Flat 3, W1T 4NB
Contact: Bill 07771851555 or the email address above
Please have some lunch before class begins. We will have breaks.
Sometimes, people's schedules permitting, it's nice to go to a pub afterwards.
Please ring Doorbell 3, but not before 1pm, as I'll be preparing for the class.
How do illustrators establish themselves, and what is life as an illustrator like? Who works freelance and who has a job? We’ll cover these questions and also briefs, clients, deadlines, fees, usage, portfolios, illustration agencies, invoicing and more.
Did you have this class before at CSM?
If you’re a past student in my Central Saint Martins short course Enhanced Illustration or Illustration Workshop, this is the same professional practice material and discussion you had in that course.Of course you’re welcome to revisit that discussion in this Studio Class, and there may be new aspects to ‘life as and illustrator,’ as this is a constantly evolving subject.
The first half of the class we’ll discuss ‘Life as an Illustrator, including freelance vs. full time work, presenting yourself as an illustrator, getting work, agencies, portfolios, briefs, relating with your client and some nuts and bolts of being an freelancer.
For the second half, you may want to have a review of some of your work or portfolio, get help with an aspect of your professional development, or ask questions about professional practice. Generally, professional practice should be the focus of the day, though a particular question might not relate to our topic.But the class can’t go off on long tangents regarding off-topic subjects.
What to Bring
For the first half, no need to bring anything, though you may want to take some notes. For the second half, bring anything you’ve seen or worked on yourself that you’d like to discuss.Your phone, tablet or laptop could be useful for accessing websites dealing with our topic.
Committing to the class
With the small number of students, it won't be possible to accommodate enrolees who want to change to a different date. If you withdraw from a class up till 10 days before it runs, you'll get a refund of 50% of the class's cost.After that there won’t be a refund.
Flexible activities within our core topic
An advantage of a really small class is that people can bring up subjects related to the class topic that they have questions about or are interested in. Or we can modify an activity based on individual interests.
If there are only 2 students in the class, it will probably end a half-hour early.If only one student is enrolled, the class may be cancelled.