100619 preparing for October Contact Period
I’ve been working a lot at home getting ready for the October Contact period meet up and classes. One of the visits will be to IlluxconIX on Thursday the 24th. I will be signing up for two portfolio reviews and hopefully will get the two I want most; Book Publishing Creative Directors. I just received my package of postcards and business cards (I didn’t have any ready for the July contact period). With any extras I will start sending out to publishers and other companies that I believe my artwork would fit nicely. These items were part of my Business of Illustration class and the business plan I built. The business plan and how I follow it and keep records of steps will be part of my Masters Thesis. So it is very important to get these steps started. The next step will be to write up an introduction letter and start the email/ mailing process. I’ve already compiled a list and will be starting that process in the next week. The second year students were correct when they advised me to get an early start on the illustration and papers. The time certainly did fly by quickly.