You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art--through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools--and the confidence--to turn your passion into a profitable business.
LEARN HOW TO: - Set actionable goals - Diversify your income - Manage your bookkeeping - Copyright your work - Promote with social media - Build a standout website - Exhibit with galleries - Sell and price your work - License your art - Acquire an agent - And much more
Lisa Congdon first started making art as a hobby in 2001 and five years later began showing and selling her work. Today, Lisa makes a full-time living as an illustrator and fine artist. Known for her colourful and intricate paintings, drawings and pattern designs, Lisa works for clients around the world illustrating books and stationery and designing fabric and housewares. Meg Mateo Ilasco is a designer, illustrator and writer. A serial entrepreneur, she launched her first business in 1999 and is the author of several books on the topic, including Craft, Inc., Creative, Inc. and Mom, Inc.