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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.

πŸ‘‹ This is where you introduce yourself and your work to the community. There are some prompts to get you started.

πŸ† (New for 2024) Monthly illustration challenges to kick-start your creativity and improve your portfolio.

⚠️ Scam warnings or information on dodgy clients.

 


Community

✏️ 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.

πŸ™ Here you can post your work to ask for feedback, and also give feedback to others.Β 

✍️ This is a weekly work group if you need some accountability or encouragement to work on your most important tasks.

πŸš€ (New for 2024) Share your wins and achievements with the community.

πŸ› οΈ 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.

 


Professional

πŸ•™ 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.

πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ 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.

πŸ’° 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.

πŸ’Ό (New for 2024) Here we’ll be posting briefs for differnt kinds of jobs for practice and to make our portfolios more well rounded.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« (New for 2024) Interviews and Q&A’s from industry professionals: artists, agents and art directors.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» (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.

πŸ‘ (New for 2024) Feedback group – We’ll take turns sharing our illustrations or ideas and ask the group for feedback.

 


Extras

πŸ‘₯ This is a link to book a 45 minute coaching/mentoring session with me. It costs Β£70, or Β£56 for AOI members.

πŸ” Here you can book a 20 minute portfolio review with me. It costs Β£45

πŸ“Ί 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.

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