Articles by: Ed Shems

My Never, Ever List by Jannie Ho

My Never, Ever List by Jannie Ho

My own quick list of what a freelance illustrator should never ever do. I could use a little reminding as well from time to time. •Never ever forget about those personal projects Those personal projects fuel my creativity and remind me of why I loved being an illustrator in the first […]

Illustrator Turns Author

Illustrator Turns Author

Lauren Scheuer’s illustrations have appeared in books and magazines including American Girl publications, Muse Magazine, Birds and Blooms, and Scholastic publications. Recently, she took a leap and became an author as well. Her new book Once Upon a Flock is written and illustrated (and photographed) by Lauren and tells the heart warming […]

Not Art

Not Art

Proof that art does not give you gas.

Caffeinated Selfie: (L to R) Jannie Ho, Ed Shems, Lisa Graves, Dan Moynihan, Gary LaCoste and a chicken standing in for Lauren Scheuer

Caffeinated Illustrators: August 2014

With iced coffees in hand, five illustrators met for another Caffeinated Illustrator meeting. Borrowing Wifi from the nearby Apple Store, we got together and shared what projects we have been working on, what’s coming up and from where we are drawing inspiration. We talked about the benefits of Society6 over […]

Selfie by Lauren Scheuer

Caffeinated Illustrators Unite!

A couple of weeks ago we had another illustrator meet-up and the discussion was all over the place. We talked about the illustration industry, prices going down while all rights/work for hire is becoming more prevalent. We discussed how we each check our art: Mirror, hold upside down, bounce it […]

Baman Piderman on Kickstarter

Baman Piderman on Kickstarter

Update: At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, Baman Piderman had more than doubled their initial goal of $50k! Wow! First of all, if you’ve never heard of this animated series, yes, it’s spelled correctly in the title. Baman Piderman. Although they share a resemblance with certain famous movie-making superheroes, they’re really […]

Webinar: Pixels to Ink

Webinar: Pixels to Ink

Ever wonder why a print job didn’t print the way it looked on your screen? What is rich black? How offset printing differs from digital printing? It’s time to get some answers! On March 18, 2014, Justin and I will be presenting the webinar Pixels to Ink for RISD Alumni […]

Post-Webinar (Putting the Free in Freelance)

Post-Webinar (Putting the Free in Freelance)

On February 26, 2014, Justin and I presented our webinar Putting the Free in Freelance for the RISD community (and beyond). Justin’s presentation began with the basics of setting up your business (EIN, gmail etc) and also went into finer detail (accounting software, presentation software, portfolio websites etc) all for […]

Webinar: Putting the FREE in Freelance

Webinar: Putting the FREE in Freelance

On February 26, 2014, Justin and I will be hosting the webinar: Putting the Free in Freelance for RISD Alumni Relations. The webinar is open to anyone. Justin will be offering a terrific step by step presentation of how to get your freelance business up and running (or in shape if […]

Ed and Justin during the Ready, Set, Freelance! webinar

Post-Webinar (Ready, Set, Freelance)

Justin and I had a great time talking with the RISD (and beyond) community during our webinar Ready, Set, Freelance. The attendees sent us great questions during and after the webinar. Here are some examples that might help you: Q: When it comes to an agreement with a client, how […]