Freelance illustrator Adrian Cartwright

freelance illustrator Adrian Cartwright

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I listen to my customers and help them to achieve the best result for their budget.
Understanding a customers need for quality illustrations with a reliable one to one service is always appreciated, and finding an approachable and enthusiastic person is important when hiring an illustrator.

My aim since 1990 is to provide the most professional freelance illustrator service possible.
I never miss a deadline, just ask any of my customers over the last 23 years.
I'm always just a phone call away. So if you need a freelance illustrator then give me a call, for a free open chat about how I can help you.

Alternatively send me an email, and I'll reply as soon as possible.
Adrian Cartwright illustrator and owner of planet. Author: Adrian Cartwright

freelance illustrator Adrian Cartwright
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Views and opinions of freelance illustrator Adrian Cartwright’s life and profession following his extensive experience as a full time professional illustrator, his family life and anything useful to share with likeminded people.

illustration work is on the Up..!

27th October 2014

My view on current freelance illustration commissioning.
After one of the quietest summers in the 24 years I’ve been a freelance illustrator, it’s starting to get busy again!
Why is this happening now? It would be easy to say it’s all the hard work I’ve put into promoting my website in the last 12 months.
Or perhaps relocating to a well known creative centre where lots of professionals reside. But business has come from old client referrals and people finding me on yell.com, or should I say Hibu,
an area of advertising I’ve little return on over the last two years.

Another client from another country simply found me on google in fact two have one from New York. So perhaps the SEO has done a little towards it. But there’s no real clear leader on the upturn of commission enquiries. Ultimately it simply could be the market is starting to move.

That said I’ve noticed and a few others in the creative industry have said the same… that there’s quite a bit of speculative commissioning, in other words. Client starting a commission then response to comments and approvals has been slow.

Even now with the 4-5 commissions I’m currently involved with, nearly all of them have been ongoing for weeks and some months in the mill. Something that’s unusual for me. A typical commission used to be about 2 weeks.

I’m not complaining, after all it’s been a very hard year for me… due mostly to a lack of marketing, and sitting back relying on existing clients, but the people you work with move on, and are replace with others who want to do it differently to their predecessor and make their own mark.

After 6 years I find myself cold calling again, for future commissions, I’ve lots of work on, but know the common problem with freelancing, feast followed by famine. So I’m finding time to do that… nothing has come of it yet, but it’s early days.

All I can say to others in similar situations, is hold on. Plan for the future if you can afford it and invest your down time with your business, as I think finally and after a hard few years, the work is coming in.

Author: Adrian Cartwright
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Posted 27th October 2014
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