The AOI’s Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration Course

September 28 - November 2

A 6 week interactive online course equipping you with the tools you need to build a successful, sustainable career. Book via our Eventbrite.

After its success in previous years, we’re bringing back The Complete Guide to Freelance Illustration for the 2023 edition.

Harnessing our knowledge and experience as the world’s leading professional body for illustrators, The AOI has 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, how to market yourself, navigate licensing, contracts, finances, communicating with confidence and agency representation.

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.

You will have the chance to engage with a supportive group of likeminded illustrators throughout the duration of the course.

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

Dates and Sessions:

Tuesday 26th September, 5:00pm – 5:45pm – Introduction to the course (optional)

Thursday 28th September, 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Find your Marketing Edge

Thursday 5th October, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Licensing and Negotiation

Thursday 12th October, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Communicating with Skill and Condifence

Thursday 19th October, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Finance and Accounting

Thursday 26th October, 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Contracts, Copyright & Infringements

Thursday 2nd November – 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Illustration Agencies: Is Representation right for you?

More info about each session and our speakers can be found here.


Got any questions?

Please check out our FAQs at the bottom of our Eventbrite page.

If your question isn’t there, please email us directly at [email protected].

Illustration by Stephanie Unger