The New Year is just around the corner—make sure the creative professionals in your life have the tools they need to succeed. Here are 5 top resources to help your loved ones kick-start their art, design or photography careers:
1. Artist’s Market Online Subscription
ArtistsMarketOnline.com is the Internet’s most comprehensive guide to launching or growing your freelance creative career. ArtistsMarketOnline.com is the online version of both Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market and Photographer’s Market, and includes articles, interview and nearly 3,000 market contacts to help you sell your art, design and photography.
2. 2012 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market
This is the must-have reference guide for emerging artists, who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design. Millions of successful artists have relied on us to help develop their careers and navigate the changing business landscape. This edition includes more than 1,700 individually verified market contacts as well as more articles and interviews than ever before.
3. 2012 Photographer’s Market
For more than three decades, photographers have trusted Photographer’s Market as a resource for helping them grow their businesses. In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified market contacts, the 2012 Photographer’s Market includes more articles and interviews than ever before.
4. Breaking Into Freelance Illustration
Author and illustrator Holly DeWolf provides a step-by-step road-map for illustrators looking to promote themselves and run a creative business. This helpful guide gives readers everything they need to start a full-time business, see their work published, or moonlight as an illustrator.
5. The Photographer’s Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business, Second Edition
Experienced photographer, studio owner, and photography teacher Vik Orenstein provides you with the skills you need for every aspect of your photography career. Whether you’re just starting out, are looking to revamp an existing business, or have been in the business for years, find out how to make the most of every photo you take.