July 27, 2013

Freelance Artists' Survival Reference Books

Via Guys With Pencils

- For Illustrators and Graphic Designers -

1. Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers by Shel Perkins
http://www.amazon.ca/Talent-Not-Enough-Business-Designers/dp/0321702026/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1367289738&sr=8-2&keywords=talent+is+not+enough

2. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability by Keith Granet
http://www.amazon.ca/Business-Design-Balancing-Creativity-Profitability/dp/1616890185/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367289951&sr=1-2&keywords=business+of+design

3. How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees
http://www.amazon.ca/How-Be-Illustrator-Darrel-Rees/dp/1856695301/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367290013&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+be+an+illustrator

4. The Graphic Design Business Book by Tad Crawford
http://www.amazon.ca/GRAPHIC-DESIGN-BUSINESS-BOOK-Crawford/dp/1581154305/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367290082&sr=1-1&keywords=graphic+design+business+book

5. G.A.G.’s Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines by Graphic Artists Guild
http://www.amazon.ca/Graphic-Artists-Handbook-Pricing-Guidelines/dp/0932102158/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367290172&sr=1-1&keywords=handbook+pricing+ethical+guidelines
(All the above books include sample contracts)

6. The Strategic Designer: Tools and Techniques for Managing the Design Process by David Holston
http://www.amazon.ca/Strategic-Designer-Techniques-Managing-Process/dp/1600617999/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367290316&sr=1-1&keywords=the+strategic+designer

7. The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing: how to win clients and what to charge them by Ilise Benun and Peleg Top
http://www.amazon.ca/Designers-Guide-Marketing-Pricing-Clients/dp/1600610080/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367290403&sr=1-1&keywords=designers+guide+to+marketing+and+pricing

8. The Designer’s Guide to Business and Careers: how to succeed on the job or on your own by Peg Faimon
http://www.amazon.ca/Designers-Guide-Business-Careers-Succeed/dp/1600611567/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367290459&sr=1-1&keywords=designers+guide+to+business+and+careers