The AOI’s Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration

June 22 - July 27

The AOI’s Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration


Back by popular demand – we are excited to introduce the second edition of The AOI’s Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration. 

Harnessing our experience as the world’s leading professional body for illustrators, The AOI have a designed this 6 week interactive online course to help illustrators take proactive steps to progress in their careers. Each week you will explore an essential aspect of freelance illustration, covering self-promotion, licensing, contracts, public speaking, agency representation and more – delivered with the AOI’s trademark friendly, accessible approach.

Each live interactive session will be hosted by a different industry professional, who will be available to answer questions throughout and share their expertise with you. This course also includes valuable tailored feedback on your online portfolio.

With only 30 spaces available, you will have the chance to engage with a small supportive group of likeminded illustrators throughout the duration of the course (and the opportunity to stay connected afterwards).

Whether you are just starting out in the illustration industry or you feel as though you have hit a wall in your progress, The AOI’s Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration offers you the tools you need to build a successful, sustainable illustration career.



Friday 18th June, 4.00pm – 4.45pm – Introductory Social (optional)

Tuesday 22nd June, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Self Promotion

Tuesday 29th June, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Licensing and Negotiation

Tuesday 6th July, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Contracts, Copyright & Infringements

Tuesday 13th July, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Public Speaking for Illustrators

Tuesday 20th July – Wednesday 21st July – Online Portfolio Consultation (times may vary)

Tuesday 27th July, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Week Six – Agency Representation

Friday 30th July, 4.00pm – 4.45pm – Closing Social (optional)


To find out more information about the course content, prices and how to book – CLICK HERE



June 22
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