Wednesday, April 11, 2012

3x3 Nuts & Bolts Conference 2012

We’re ready to start promoting this year’s 3x3 Nuts & Bolts Conference, the conference for grads and recent grads that we hold each July at the Society of Illustrators. This intense two-day event will explore the ins-and-outs of promotion, provide self-defense tips on how to protect an artist’s work, give direction on building a stronger web presence and share the three things every successful illustrator knows as well as the do’s and don’ts of being a young illustrator.

We’ve lined up an impressive list of speakers who will talk about developing a good mailing list, moving between commissioned illustration and galleries, and about getting published—either self-published zines, comics or children’s books. We’ll cover the subjects of artist representation, reading and writing contracts and offer marketing and portfolio tips as well as look at the future of illustration. Their talks with be both instructional and inspirational; it’s no wonder that when polled past attendees gave it their 100% recommendation—check out their actual quotes on our site.

And as it’s our third annual conference we continue to make improvements.

First we’ve added a day to visit artist’s studios and a chance to sit in on the Society of Illustrator’s Sketch Night. We’ve added smaller breakout sessions that balance our full-day lecture series. Our lectures are shorter and more focused leaving more time for questions. We’ll offer on-the-spot portfolio reviews. And yet we’ve still managed to keep the costs reasonable, conferences like this can cost twice as much or more but our goal is to make this information accessible to the most people we can.

Sitting is limited and an early registration discount is available so if you’re a grad, recent grad or even a senior this conference is for you. For more details or to register head to our website, just click the link below.

Nuts & Bolts Conference
July 13-14
Society of Illustrators
New York, NY


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