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The Illustrator’s Guide to Business

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The essential two-day course taught by specialists will give you the business skills to succeed as a professional illustrator.

This intensive course has been put together to help any illustrator acquire the knowledge and critical skills crucial to building a successful career. Structured to be both comprehensive and manageable, each session is tailored to provide an essential step-by-step guide to a successful freelance career. It is also an exciting opportunity to meet with peers and get indispensable practical advice and support from industry experts. So stay ahead of the competition, increase your confidence and develop your strategy for the future.

Attendees of the course are eligible to receive 20% discount on full price day tickets to Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset House taking place 24 April – 5 May 2014.

The speakers for the event are as follows:

Fig Taylor, AOI Portfolio Consultant
James Louis, Business Education & Support Team, HM Revenue and Customs
Derek Brazell, AOI Projects Manager and Illustrator
Matthew Shearer, AOI Membership Manager
Victoria Pearce, Senior Agent at Illustration Ltd
Alex Jenkins, Art and Interactive Content Director
Alex Mathers, Illustrator and Writer
Anna Steinberg, Lecturer and Illustrator

Students, AOI and SCBWI Members: £50 per day, £90 for both days
Non Members: £60 per day, £110 for both days

External Link: The Illustrator’s Guide to Business at The Courtauld Institute of Art


Mummy You’re Special To Me


Melbourne illustrator Kim Fleming has a new book out through Scholastic Australia.

“Follow Little Giraffe’s journey in this beautiful story to share with your special mummy. A sweet story with gorgeous watercolour illustrations, this would make a wonderful gift for mums and bubs!”

16.99 AUD – Australian Dollar BUY ME


Jim Jarmusch Portrait Illustration for Nylon Guys


I got the amazing opportunity to create a portrait illustration of one of my favorite filmmakers Jim Jarmusch for Nylon Guys April 2014 issue. Jarmusch who made movies such as Down by Law, Night on Earth, Dead Man and Ghost Dog is characterized as a minimalist filmmaker. His movies are often unhurried with long still shots and focus more on character development and mood instead of clear plot progression. My approach to illustration is very similar, which made this project even more a perfect match!

External Link: Jim Jarmusch Portrait Illustration for Nylon Guys


Meet the Monsters! Wall vinyls now available at The Wallery


A set of 6 hand drawn monsters and the door to their secret world, great wall decals for a children’s room designed by Åsa Wikman, now available at The Wallery in three different sizes; starting at €78 for a 60cm high sheet with all the monsters in mixed sizes for and €113 for a 100cm high sheet and €191 for a 200cm high sheet.

The Wallery ship internationally and the wall vinyl’s come with an application tool and instructions on how to install your mural.



Budgie Love Mural

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Budgie Love mural by Swedish illustrator Åsa Wikman

Here is the wall mural for all Budgie lovers, a colourful hand drawn pattern perfect for feature walls now available at The Wallery in five different sizes from 200x150cm for €159 and up to 400x300cm for €501.

Our wallpaper murals are without PVC and are produced with Latex Inks, which are odourless. PVC-free wallpaper is also easy to install and comes pre-pasted and only requires water to install and remove. Our wallpapers are also mould and mildew resistant and are printed on FSC® certified paper comes from well-managed forests and our paper contains 10% recycled content from post-consumer waste. The Wallery ship internationally.