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Michael Fleishman Membership Drive Giveaway

Thank you to Michael Fleishman for his generous donation of books.

Starting Your Career as an Illustrator

by Michael Fleishman

Paperback – August 2016

From the first steps of starting out up through succeeding as a professional, Fleishman’s newest guide navigates how illustration ties concept and technique. From advice on education and finding the right state of mind, through opening shop and finding the right venue, Starting Your Career as an Illustrator is a bit of a technical how-to, something of a business book, certainly an inspirational work, definitely a professional overview, even a personal lifestyle guide.

Topics include how to:

  • Create a portfolio
  • Make initial contacts
  • Develop a financial plan
  • Set up an office

  • Acquire supplies and equipment
  • Price your own work
  • Market on the Web
  • Nurture a growing freelance business

Michael Fleishman book Starting Your Career as an Illustrator

How to Grow as an Illustrator

by Michael Fleishman

Paperback – September 2007

Self-help for illustrators. Inspiring, practical, and supportive, How to Grow as an Illustrator helps artists find professional and personal support in the struggle to stay creative and make money in their field. Behind-the-scenes interviews with more than sixty of today’s most fascinating illustrators reveal how they have kept growing as artists and as individuals.

Michael Fleishman book cover How to Grow as an Illustrator

Starting Your Career as a Graphic Designer

by Michael Fleishman

Paperback – June 2014

The ultimate source for beginning professionals, working professionals looking to make a change, and entrepreneurs wanting to go out on their own, this friendly guide details every business aspect of commercial graphic design, including how to:

  • Create a portfolio
  • Make initial contacts
  • Develop a financial plan
  • Set up an office

  • Acquire supplies and equipment
  • Price your own work
  • Market on the Web
  • Nurture a growing freelance business

And much more.

Michael Fleishman book Starting Your Career as a Graphic Designer

About Michael Fleishman (in his own words)

“Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and after 30+ years living and scribbling in Yellow Springs, Ohio, my wife and I moved to Delaware and are absolutely LOVING the place. We bought a beautiful house & close enough to the beach (9 minutes down the road) and are establishing residence and setting up shop. We kinda feel like we won the lottery.

I teach for two neighboring town art councils, as well as work part-time as a writing tutor at a local community college. My new studio is BIG, and hopping. My art rocks our cavernous basement and the writing gig rolls on my book # 8, Starting Your Career As An Illustrator (Allworth Press), on the shelves, please check it out!

All the guitars have found a comfy spot. Don’t play as much as I should, but I’m gonna change that.”

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