Kick starting an awesome few days of illustration events in Dublin, is our all new business masterclass – essential for all image makers!
An Evening Masterclass with the AOI – DUBLIN

Join the AOI’s Lou Bones for this comprehensive evening event covering all the essential areas for a successful career in illustration including pricing, licensing, self-promotion, understanding the commissioner’s journey and working internationally. We will also be focussing the more difficult issues such as dealing with copyright infringement, fee erosion, late payments, difficult clients and the ins and outs of client negotiation, contracts, fees and industry standards.

Lou Bones will draw on real examples and share practical tips before leading a Q&A. This masterclass is aimed at seasoned professionals and the up-and-coming alike.

Part 1 

Introduction to the AOI
Self-promotion Strategy
Social media
The commissioner’s journey
Copyright / rights: what it is, how it works, dealing with copyright infringement

5-minute break

Part 2

Contracts: what they are, what’s in them + why they are needed
Client negotiation: how to get what you want, dealing with tricky situations, late payments, difficult clients and common fee erosion tactics
Pricing Your Work: examples of fees + insider info
Further info
30-minute Q&A and beers wahoo! All questions welcome!

@theaoi @illustratorsireland @wearerothco



Day 2 of our awesome illo events in Dublin this October!
AOI Discusses: Creating Your Own Success – DUBLIN

Join AOI’s Lou Bones with illustrators Steve McCarthy, The Project Twins and Rothco AD Peter Farry discussing the challenges of sustaining a successful career in illustration, pursuing your personal work and expanding your career through diverse routes. Not just pens for hire, the speakers draw on real examples of working with great clients and share their experiences of how they have turned their personal work into commercially viable projects. We’ll also cover practical tips on understanding the commissioners journey, collaborating with Art Directors, learning to communicate not only with the client but also their audience, harnessing the power of your own audience and the importance of self-promotion before opening up a Q&A session.

@theaoi @illustratorsireland @wearerothco @theprojecttwins @mrstevemccarthy



Day 3 of our Dublin illustration events and why not throw a party??

Buzz down to the awesome Lucky’s on Meath Street to meet your peers, catch up and have a drink together.

Be sure to bring your sketchbook as this time we’ll be doin a big round of ultimate swapsies. 15/20min full page illo in each book and pass it on.

Can’t wait to have Illustrator extraordinaire Robert Ickis Mirolo Illustrator back with us once again providing us with some jazzy new wave sounds. Drink specials available on the night too!

Come and draw, dance and drink with illustrators and friends. 6pm onwards

This event is free and open to all just RSVP, spread the word and see you there!

@theaoi @illustratorsireland @luckysdublin

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28th September 2018

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