AOI Discusses panel talk at Hartlepool Festival of Illustration

11.15-12-15pm 3 June

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Church St, Hartlepool TS24 7EQ

Free (ticketed) event

AOI are delighted to be taking part in the second Hartlepool Festival of Illustration this June in the seaside town of Hartlepool, home to Cleveland College of Art and Design.


Sandra Dieckmann illustrator and artist, whose new picture book Leaf is published by Flying Eye Books 1 June

Ben Tallon illustrator, presenter of Arrest All Mimics podcast and author of Champagne and Wax Crayons

Derek Brazell AOI Projects manager/Varoom publisher, co-author of Becoming A Successful Illustrator – moderator


Ben Tallon

Derek Brazell with Illustrators Ben Tallon and Sandra Dieckmann discusses the challenges around getting work from the right clients and your all important self promotion.

Drawing on real examples Derek will share the AOI experience of how to overcome these challenges in fun and exciting ways that push your career as well as sharing practical tips on social media, the commissioners journey and how to get work internationally before opening up a Q&A session.

Sandra Dieckmann

Sandra Dieckmann

Sandra Dieckmann is an artist, illustrator as well as a self proclaimed womanimal. She also potters as part of the Clay Collective in London, UK. Sandra enjoys observing the world, creating creatures and anything else that involves creative play. Her work mainly revolves around her love for nature and wildlife, drifting, dreams and all the things that touch her personally.

Ben Tallon is an illustrator, hand painted lettering specialist, author of Champagne And Wax Crayons and host of Arrest All Mimics, the original thinking and creative innovation podcast. He has developed a unique, organic, energetic brand of image making with many clients including Channel 4, The Guardian, World Wrestling Entertainment, Penguin Books, The Premier League and Unicef.

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