Here’s a rundown of what the community currently offers
😎 Create a profile for yourself. You can send direct messages with other users.
🏠 Home is a feed of the latest posts and a list of upcoming events.
🧭 This page walks users through some of the features and the process for getting started.
👋 This is where you introduce yourself and your work to the community. There are some prompts to get you started.
🏆 (New for 2024) Monthly illustration challenges to kick-start your creativity and improve your portfolio.
⚠️ Scam warnings or information on dodgy clients.
✏️ This is a general space where you can create a post to ask the community questions about anything illustration related, or post anything that might be of interest to others.
🌱 This space is similar to the above, but more focused on self promotion as an illustrator and how you find clients.
🙏 Here you can post your work to ask for feedback, and also give feedback to others.
✍️ This is a weekly work group if you need some accountability or encouragement to work on your most important tasks.
🚀 (New for 2024) Share your wins and achievements with the community.
🛠️ Here you can post interesting tools and resources for illustrators that you find from around the web.
🌳 (New for 2024) Knowledge sharing sessions. Post something you know about or have experience with, the community will vote for their favourite and we’ll book in a Zoom to teach and learn.
🕙 Office hours – This will be a weekly live Zoom chat that i’ll keep open for anyone to drop in and ask me specific work questions.
🤷🏻♂️ This is where you can get 1:1 agent advice for any of your commercial projects from me. You can send me an email directly, or book a short Zoom meeting to discuss any issues.
💰 This is a space where users can share the prices they’ve agreed and negotiated with particular clients if they wish, or simply discuss how they should price their work for particular projects. I will be participating in this, but building up an archive of prices for different clients will eventually be a valuable resource for illustrators to browse through to learn what prices are reasonable and possible.
💼 (New for 2024) Here we’ll be posting briefs for differnt kinds of jobs for practice and to make our portfolios more well rounded.
👩🏫 (New for 2024) Interviews and Q&A’s from industry professionals: artists, agents and art directors.
👨💻 (New for 2024) Client research group – Here we’ll get together and research some clients to get in touch with. We’ll share information and build up lists of potential clients together.
👍 (New for 2024) Feedback group – We’ll take turns sharing our illustrations or ideas and ask the group for feedback.
👥 This is a link to book a 45 minute coaching/mentoring session with me. It costs £70, or £56 for AOI members.
🔍 Here you can book a 20 minute portfolio review with me. It costs £45
📺 At the moment this is an archive of The Illustrator’s Guide videos, but will ultimately include other interesting videos for illustrators and live recorded events and interviews with industry professionals.