Chapter 1 — Professional Relationships begins with the professional relationships illustrators and graphic designers will develop in their careers and the ethical standards needed to maintain good working relationships with clients and other professionals.
Chapter 2 — Essential Business Practices discusses such essential business practices as negotiating, pricing work, getting paid, marketing and self-promotion, and maximizing your income.
Chapter 3 — Standard Contracts and Business Tools explains seven basic types of contracts, what to include in a contract, and how to resolve contract issues. The chapter is supplemented with an appendix containing a link to downloadable model contracts and forms that you can modify for your own use.
Chapter 4 — Salaries and Trade Customs provides point of reference for graphic artists seeking employment and for self-employed artists trying to determine what to charge for their services.
Chapter 5 — The Graphic Artists Guild discusses the work of the Graphic Artists Guild, a professional organization whose mission is to promote and protect the economic interests of its members and who is committed to improving conditions for all graphic art creators and to raising standards for the entire industry.
Chapter 6 — Resources and References provides useful resources and references—books, publications, professional and legal organizations, websites, national conferences and trade shows that will help you continue to learn and grow as a professional.