Guys With Pencils Episode 110 - The Art and Business of LeeAnn Dufour!
This week we are joined with Lee Ann Dufour. A Toronto Local but a Quebec native. She graduated from Sheridan in 2010 but instead of going to work in the studio system she took a different path. It’s a road less traveled with fresh graduates but Lee Ann was able to make it work for her situation. Lee Ann has established herself as an successful and accomplished artist and business woman.
Have a listen if you want to know the juicy details on how she was able to make this freelance career work for her.
CHECK OUT HER SITE HERE!
ALSO! LeeAnn provided us with a list of great books for teaching yourself business techniques!
FREELANCE ARTIST REFERENCE BOOKS!!!
1. Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers by Shel Perkins
2. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability by Keith Granet
3. How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees
4. The Graphic Design Business Book by Tad Crawford
5. G.A.G.’s Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines by Graphic Artists Guild
(All the above books include sample contracts)
6. The Strategic Designer: Tools and Techniques for Managing the Design Process by David Holston
7. The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing: how to win clients and what to charge them by Ilise Benun and Peleg Top
8. The Designer’s Guide to Business and Careers: how to succeed on the job or on your own by Peg Faimon
Guys With Pencils Episode 109 - Quenching Thirst With Drinkbox Studios!
This week we sat down with the boys from DRINKBOX STUDIOS to talk about their recent release GUACAMELEE!!!
If you haven’t heard about this amazing game, shame on you! The only way to redeem yourself is to go buy it now! DO IT NOW! …..
Did you buy it? Good. Now you can hear the awesomeness from Steph Goulet (Art Director) Ben Thomas (Animator) Cuxo Quikano (Concept Artist/Animator and Creator of Guacamelee). These guys were kind enough to bring us in to their work space to talk all kinds of awesome things that wound up making this awesome game! Hope you all enjoy!!
Warning: Small story spoilers
CHECK OUT THEIR SITE HERE!
A bonus this week, fan art for Guacamelee from Andrew and Adam!
Guys With Pencils Episode 107 - Patch of Awesome: Robin Joseph!
Robin Joseph is a freelance artist who was one of the graduates from Sheridan’s diploma program before it turned over into a four year degree program. Since the mid 00’s he has been working as a designer one a variety of projects for major motion picture studios. Have a listen to Robin’s soft soothing voice as he recalls the trails and tribulations he faced when he just started out working in this competitive business.
Check out Robin’s Site HERE
Episode - 106 - Let’s Get Nuts With Frank Macchia!
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Frank Macchia is currently animating down in LA. How does a Canadian make their way from the Great White North all the way down to Hollywood to make some of that sweet, sweet cartoon money? Well look no further my friends, Frank is here to tell us his story about the trials he faced getting to work down in the States.
Lots to learn from Frank’s story and he’s also a fantastic artist and animator! Check out his work HERE!!!
If you’re a fan for the art of COLIN JACK, then check out the new book series he’s currently working on, GALAXY ZACK!
PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE TO GET YOUR COPIES!
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