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However, the bulk of my year is spent producing artwork for clients, to be used as illustrations in various products. Typically, these are larger or more established companies. Increasingly, they are small publishers or even self-publishers (“indies”).
In working with indies, often I find they just don’t understand too much of what’s involved in commissioning illustration, because there are no good primers out there that I know of, written for them. One can get great information from product distributors, app stores, e-publishers, and printers on how to handle those aspects of their project, but when it comes to illustration, there is far less. As a result, I know many illustrators who just won’t work with indies, which is a shame because I’ve found that with knowledge, indies can be great project collaborators.