UPDATE: Illustrationmundo.com lives on! :)
Wow! Thanks for all the wonderful emails. I thought it was time to shut illustrationmundo.com down, but apparently not. The community really likes having an illustrator database and illustrator interviews, so I am more than happy to keep it running.
Thanks for all the great vibes and encouragement!
Illustrationmundo.com no longer exists.
Illustrationmundo was created with the intention to help illustrators promote their work and services. A lot has changed since 2006 and fortunately, there are now better ways for illustrators to promote their work. Portfolio sites, mailing lists, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have provided illustrators with the means to be in direct contact with those who enjoy their work.
Lots of aspiring illustrators have written me over the years seeking advice, in a nutshell this is what I have learned.
- Great work is the best form of promotion – Don’t get to caught up in social media, focus on making creative, unique, beautiful work and it will get “discovered”.
- Self Initiated projects – Don’t wait for clients to ask you to create something, create your own projects and try and connect with people outside of the design / advertising industry. Creating your own work is always more satisfying than someone telling you what to create.
- Web Site - Your web site is STILL your number one marketing tool. It’s great to promote your work on social platforms, but you want to make sure you build equity in something that won’t go away so all marketing efforts should lead back to your web site. If you need a SEO / Mobile optimized web site I recommend these guys.
- “People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
I am working on some new projects that will involve illustration/illustrators (books, toys, products, etc). If you’d like to know more about those, please subscribe to my mailing list.
JJ and Mom