Monday, November 12, 2012

Standing Room Only

We hosted a group of illustration students from Stockport College in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. We managed to fit all 26 students plus their two professors, Joanna and Gary Spicer in a space that’s usually limited to a max of 21 students, so unfortunately several had to stand for the almost 2-hour talk.

It’s always wonderful to get in front of the next generation of illustrators and hopefully offer some guidance about entering the field once they graduate. As always there were questions about promotion, web sites and the general market for illustrators and what it takes to succeed. When the fact that only one in eighty graduates continue as illustrators after their first year out of school and only .0001 percent are actively working right out of school, graduates must plan their future carefully. Defining success means pursing something you love and being able to make a living doing it. Which of course is not limited to illustration, it could be fine art, art direction, design which offer opportunities for all graduates.

One thing I missed passing along is the importance of getting a second job once they graduate, it is so difficult to break into the field of illustration that a part-time or full-time paying-job takes a lot of the pressure off meeting financial obligations. This second job should be in a related field i.e. book publishing, advertising or editorial and at the very least someplace where they are able to interact with people even if it’s a menial job in retail. As young graduates they have the abundant energy needed to work at a job and still pursue their true love of illustration. It takes discipline and long hours but a good many successful illustrators have taken this path before they made their name known and many still do today. What I don’t recommend is to take a job teaching right out of school, even if it’s after a master’s degree. I’ve seen too many drained by the pressures of academia, too many are swallowed up by the dedication to be good teacher and too many never fully realize their potential as illustrators. It all comes down to making choices, hopefully the right choices.

Photo courtesy of Joanna Spicer

13 comments:

  1. giá dịch vụ kế toán tại quận 9
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại quận 10
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại quận 11
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại quận 12
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại hoài đức
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại sơn tây
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại thường tín
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại ứng hòa
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại phú xuyên
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại mỹ đức
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại thanh oai
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại đan phượng
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại quốc oai
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại phú thọ
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại sóc sơn
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại nhà bè
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại cần giờ
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại hóc môn
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại củ chi
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại bình chánh
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại bình dương
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại biên hòa
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại huế
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại đà nẵng
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại hưng yên
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại vĩnh phúc
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại phú thọ
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại hải dương
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại quảng ninh
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại thái bình
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại bắc giang
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại thái nguyên
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại nam định
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại thanh hóa
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại hà nam
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại ninh bình
    giá dịch vụ kế toán tại hà tĩnh
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại quận cầu giấy
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại quận tại từ liêm
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại quận thanh xuân
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại quận hà đông

    ReplyDelete
  2. It’s really a great and helpful piece of information. I am happy that you simply shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.
    خرید بلیط خارجی

    ReplyDelete
  3. In the wake of choosing the appropriate and moderate give you need to play out some paper works. Fill them as needs be and get affirmed for getting the advance for purchasing the auto. Along these lines you can discover it not any more major ordeal to have auto fund even with no record. Again in the event that you discover it not reasonable for your money related limit go for renegotiating which will take couple of years and utilize whatever is left of the period in making customary installments for your bought auto. https://www.usacheckcashingstore.com/san-diego

    ReplyDelete
  4. Michael Kors Handbags Sale Clearance can be found in many different places unlike other luxury handbags.
    Michael Kors Outlet Online are great for any occasion.
    Michael Kors Factory Outlet is perfect for those who like to carry fashion bags.
    Michael Kors Bags Outlet are always great to own when you need a bag to go with everything.
    Michael Kors Outlet Online is so universal that it could appeal to everyone.

    ReplyDelete
  5. It was an amazing article. Realy helpful. Allow me to introduce myself. Myself Bilal. I'm aSEO Expert Let me know if you need any help.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Must be able to shoot video with station cameras in addition to writing and editing packages, vo sots and look lives. Must be able to report live from field as well as shoot your own live shot. Must follow newsroom dress code to properly represent station on the air and in the field. {tag: Yeezy 350 Triple White Uk}

    Michael Jordan Black Panther, Maybe your dad is trying to get back out there and go on some dates. If he been wearing a heavy, old fashioned cologne, help him step up his game with a new scent. One fragrance for men we really like is John Varvatos Acqua.

    It's a very real and present concern for every institution I'm aware of, she said.Velders said that at the Mobile Museum of Art the immediate focus was on "practical issues," such as maintaining operational functions, and prioritizing the safety of people, art work and facility. {tag: Authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cream White}

    Air Jordan Fusion 4 White Varsity Red Black, Like doing that for the church, she said. Do enjoy baking, and I enjoy giving it to people. Of one recipe I get four cakes and I put them in the freezer when they cool.

    Earlier in an interview with Scroll, Bagchi to had said that he does not care about the remix king label because he makes music for millennials. {tag: Yeezy 750 Grey White}Air Jordan 12 Black White Varsity Red, Old City has lately been abuzz with exciting retail developments (Meadowsweet Mercantile and the changes over at Scout Salvage, to name a few). Now there another one to look out for this fall. Drumroll: Our feel good friends over at Omoi Zakka Shop in Rittenhouse are opening up a sister shop, Select Shop 215, on 3rd Street at the end of October..

    ReplyDelete