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Michael Fleishman

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

The books are given to people that refer a friend who joins the Graphic Artists Guild during the week of May 15 through May 19th.

  Drawing Inspiration
  by Michael Fleishman - Paperback - January 2010

Drawing Inspiration is a one of a kind text for beginning illustrators. This book examines the relationship between academic and professional illustration through the ideas and first hand experiences of professional illustrators working in the field today. With hundreds of diverse hand-rendered and digital images, readers can explore a world of illustration that has no limits. While learning the fundamentals and basic principles of illustration, readers will also gain insight on how these concepts can be used in the professional world. Drawing Inspiration will not only educate readers, but it will also inspire them to reach their full artistic potential

 

 

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
  • And much more

 

 

  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.

 

 

 

 

 Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer
 by Michael Fleishman - Paperback - December 2001

Technology has sent shockwaves of change through the world of commercial art. Digital illustration and design, online portfolio sites, and the proliferation of stock art have radically changed the way that illustrators and graphic designers work. What has not changed, however, is the wealth of illustrators and graphic designers hoping to turn their talent into freelance success. For those embarking on freelance careers in illustration or graphic design, the answers have arrived. A twenty-five year veteran in the field, Michael Fleishman, has detailed every business aspect of commercial art in Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer.

 

 

  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

 

 

** Titles are limited and will be available on a first come basis.

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