As artists, we work hard every day to sketch and draw and paint so we become better at our craft. Sometimes, though, you forget that there is a whole different side to the illustration world called business.
That’s why you need books like Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer by Michael Fleishman. I bought myself a copy a while ago, and I’ve been pleased with it overall.
The book discusses different subjects, such as:
Is art school necessary?
How to find potential clients
Creating a business plan
Organizing your finances
Choosing the right equipment
It’s hard to find really good books that delve into this creative business, but this is probably one of them.