I Just Like to Make Things: Learn the Secrets to Making Money While Staying Passionate About Your Art and Craft

I Just Like to Make Things: Learn the Secrets to Making Money While Staying Passionate About Your Art and Craft


By (author) Lilla Rogers

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  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 259mm x 18mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1592538169
  • ISBN 13: 9781592538164
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 47,473

Product description

Gain a wealth of information, inspiration, and know-how on moving your artistic career forward from one of the most successful illustration agents in the industry! I Just Like to Make Things is a dazzling, colourful volume of career and personal advice for artists, filled with ideas, playsheets (as opposed to worksheets), case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative. These pages are grounded in the wisdom and experience Lilla Rogers has gleaned from a long and creative career as both illustrator and agent. A range of case studies and interviews provide valuable insider information on the working practices and career paths of all manner of creatives, as well as advice from people working on the business end of the art and craft industries on how to work smart, stay inspired and succeed in your creative life. Packed with ideas and advice for artists at any stage of their career, I Just Like to Make Things is a fun and functional guide for people who want to make a living doing something that they love.

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Author information

Lilla Rogers was a full-time, highly successful illustrator beginning in 1984 with clients ranging from the New York Times, Takishamaya, Barneys New York, and Levi's. She had agents in Tokyo, Paris, and New York. In 1994 her top students asked her to represent them. Since that time, Lilla Rogers Studio has become one of the most respected illustration agencies in the US, with clients in Europe and Asia and known for setting trend. Being an illustrator and teacher allows Lilla the unique position of helping her artists grow as she fully understands the creative process and how to nurture the best in each artist. She has lectured internationally at conferences and trade shows, such as the Illustration Conference (ICON) and PrintsourceNewYork, colleges and corporations, and is interviewed for her expertise as an agent, trendsetter, and artist. She lives in Arlington, MA. Visit her online at http://www.lillarogers.com.

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: People Buy Your Joy: It’s All about Having Fun with the Process Chapter 2: The Secrets of Success: Getting Great at Your Art Chapter 3: The Psychological Stuff: Real-Life Strategies for the Successful Artist Chapter 4: Art and Craft That Attracts Success: Getting to Know the Marketplace for Your Work Chapter 5: A Million Opportunities: What’s Next for You?