See an Art Director Work With a Freelance Illustrator

See in depth what the process is like when an art director provides feedback and direction to a freelance illustrator. Table of Contents Videos Art Director Ashley Browning joins Art Prof Clara Lieu to demonstrate the type of feedback, communication, and graphic design elements are important in advertising. Video Walkthrough Art Director Feedback, Round 1 […]

6 Worst Mistakes When Starting Any Art Portfolio

Here are 6 critical mistakes that are common when starting a portfolio for any professional context: applying for a degree program, a teaching job, freelance illustration, and more. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artisst Jordan McCracken-Foster and Mia Rozear. Video Walkthrough Prof Lieu’s Tips In general, if you are doing something […]

How to Publish a Graphic Novel

See step by step, how to write, illustrate and publish a graphic novel from beginning to end. This video explains how to develop a graphic novel idea, how to pitch to publishers and agents, research images and reference photos as the preliminary process. Shown is the process for creating thumbnail sketches, compose panels and layouts, […]

Building a Career as an Arts Writer

Learn the nuts and bolts of a career as an arts writer. Arts writers write about many topics: they review contemporary art exhibitions, current events in the art world, and more. Many arts writers write for several publications, find out about what arts writers are looking for in their articles and what their experiences are […]

Art Internships

Internships for artists can be valuable experiences, but they can also be experiences that are grunt work that have very little value. Internships in art can be helpful, but they are not required to have a career in the arts, and often do not have as much value as is placed on them Learn about […]

How to Write an Artist CV & Resume

Writing an effective artist CV and resume is hugely important to pursue job and career opportunities as an artist. This video explains in great detail what should or should not be included in an artist CV. Tips on how to format a CV differently depending on where you are sending your CV for review. Discussion […]

Illustration Careers: How to Start!

How does an illustration career begin? That one art class at a local art center, fan art, reading comics can all be where it starts. Art Prof Clara Lieu talks to Jarrett J. Krosoczka, a the New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator about his artistic experiences as a child and his career to date. Get tips on […]

How Do I Become a Full-Time Artist?

What do you need to do to become a full-time artist? A lot of artists assume that being a full-time artists is a form of artistic validation, when actually it’s a lifestyle choice. Is being a full-time artist the right fit for you? Find out in this video why, or why not. Many artists are […]

How To Get a Job in the Animation Industry

What does it take to become an animator in the animation industry? This video explains all the skills that are necessary to work as an animator, as well as tips for how to connect with other professionals working in the field. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu, who interviews animator & storyboard artist Janice […]

Starting Freelance Illustration Career

Learn the nuts and bolts of how to start a career as a freelancer in editorial illustration. This video explains specific, concrete initiatives you can take to get your career freelance illustration jump started, as well as the challenges that come with a career in this field. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu, who […]