Illustration

Should I Include It in My Portfolio?

Should I Include It in My Portfolio?

Run through this flow chart to decide whether to include something in your portfolio.

An Updated Ready, Set, Freelance Webinar

An Updated Ready, Set, Freelance Webinar

Learn to be a better freelancer. Justin and I will be presenting our webinar Ready, Set, Freelance on March 15

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should you take the (illustration, design, sculpture, painting, photograph, article, etc) job? Run through this chart to help you decide.

InkTober 2016!

InkTober 2016!

Thousands of illustrators worldwide take part every InkTober and post their images on social media. Here’s what you need to know.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]