A Pocket Business Guide for Artists & Designers: 100 Things by Alison Branagan

By Alison Branagan

Aimed at arts graduates, this convenient pocket advisor solutions the main urgent questions graduates have whilst constructing an artistic company. Many scholars who graduate from artwork college do not know the best way to make a residing out in their paintings, yet this e-book offers a hundred worthwhile company similar issues (explained in 250 phrases or much less) that they need to comprehend sooner than embarking on a occupation within the arts. The publication is split into five sections that would support visible artists be successful during this aggressive box: enterprise, merchandising, criminal stuff, cash and final options. in brief, it in short covers all of the major questions arts scholars could have approximately beginning their careers.

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Learn to ask questions to enable you to find out about the people who first purchased your goods or services. By asking a well-timed question you might be able to discover more about why people are motivated to buy; for example, are they buying for themselves or for others? Being successful in business is completely different from art and design studies. It may require a change of mind-set about your market or industry. You may, for instance, be trying to sell artwork or creative products to individuals, when the real market is in licensing rights or pitching samples to a large store and securing a bulk order.

Prepare a handout for the session as this will act as a useful teaching aid. Consider the amount of materials you will require for each participant. Remember to factor in a proper break for refreshments. When planning short workshops of one to two-and-a-half hours do not make them overly complicated or include too many activities. If people finish early you could invite them to help another student, or provide them with resource books to browse through and paper and pencils so that they can sketch ideas for their next project.

In the fashion industry, it is traditional for designers to seek trademark protection for their name or brand. Trademarking names and brands is also becoming common in all areas of the visual and applied arts. This is partly due to the increased protection offered by a UK or EU trademark, and the increased risk of counterfeiting as a result of the growth in technology and the means to replicate products. 70. biz You may read this question and think that you don’t need to undertake any market research … but before you turn the page, please keep reading … In many art and design history books there is little mention of how famous artists and designers actually became successful.

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