"If you want to achieve something, you gotta work hard for it! Now shut up, they're about to announce the lottery..."
Homer Simpson "The Simpsons"
Some time ago I decided to take care of my organizational matters. It's not the most entertaining element of freelancer's activity, but undoubtedly it's very important. So here's a list of materials, that should be prepared by serious (haha) illustrators:
- business cards (can be 2"x3,5"/9x5 cm, but I've got an impression, that each printing company offers different size)
- promotional postcards - they're send to publishers instead of book sized portfolio to present illustrator's works quickly ( I chose 4,25"x6")
- self-designed stationery (some of potential employers require sending resume and other materials via regular mail)
-tear sheets (eg photocopies of magazines or books with your artworks)
- a well organised portfolio (best as a pdf file ready to print if necessary)
- a webpage
- a resume, a cover letter, a short bio - a real drama for those, who prefer to communicate with others using images instead of words.
- sometimes even more...
And I racked my brain on each of these elements for hours. Work for yourself is a very ungrateful task.
Probably you've already seen the picture acting as the logo image:
Here you can take a look at Evi's business cards:
Calm down, these are only back sides. The front sides for each business card are here:
Few promotional postcards (back and fronts):