Illustrators Survival Kit

Ready to supercharge your Illustration business?

Introducing the Illustrator’s Survival Kit!

Illustrators who want to take their business to the next level will love this critically-acclaimed collection of eBooks and Audiobooks!

Rave Reviews:


“Another great tool you are providing the artist who is interested in Illustration.  You are giving the budding Illustrator all the information he or she needs to become a professional.  It’s a tough business right now, and people need all the help they can get in the way of information.”

– Anthony Freda – Illustrator, Lecturer, and Graduate Mentor


“I am going to require it for my Illustration students at FIT this fall. Having the process broken down is a great step to really embracing it all.”

– Melanie Reim – Chair, MFA in Illustration, FIT


“Provides the check list needed as you tiptoe your way to entrepreneurial success. This is a self-educational tool that will earn you a future.”

– Scott Hull – Artist Representative


eBook, Audiobook, and Supplemental Workbook

15 Steps to Freelance Illustration is the critically-acclaimed 133-page eBook and Workbook that walk you through the essential steps of starting your freelance Illustration business, such as:

  • Setting reachable goals
  • Creating an efficient workspace
  • Managing your time and money
  • Deciding how much to charge
  • Defining your brand
  • Using social networking strategies
  • Building a website and blog
  • Assembling an effective portfolio
  • Building a targeted contact list
  • and more!

5 Qualities of a Successful Illustrator



eBook and Audiobook

An exploration of 5 key qualities possessed by highly successful Illustrators, and how you can apply them to your own business. Part case-study, part ‘how-to’, and part inspiration, 5 Qualities of a Successful Illustrator examines 5 key traits possessed by top Illustrators and ways that an artist can make the most of them:






Picking up where the critically-acclaimed ’15 Steps to Freelance Illustration’ left off, 5 Qualities of a Successful Illustrator goes beyond business theory to explore how achieving success isn’t as much about what you do, as who you are. Presented in a concise and direct 42-page eBook and 40-minute Audiobook, 5 Qualities offers food for thought for both professional and aspiring Illustrators everywhere.

Inside Illustration Competitions



A real behind-the-scenes look at jury selection, voting, promotion, submission guidelines, and more. Created with the help of organizers and judges of all the major Illustration competitions:

American Illustration
Society of Illustrators
HOW Magazine
Communication Arts
Art Directors Club
and others!

If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind closed doors, Inside Illustration Competitions provides the answers.

EFII: Year One Anthology


eBook, Audiobook, and Special Edition Podcast

This 171-page eBook features 60 of the most useful articles from the first year of the now-defunct Escape from Illustration Island.

Topics covered include:

  • Building Your Business
  • Promoting Your Work
  • Refining Your Portfolio
  • Working with Clients
  • Writing Your Contract
  • Finding the Right Art Rep
  • Managing Your Time
  • Working from Home
  • and more!

Also includes a Special Edition episode of the EFII Podcast.

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