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zero2illo 1 Day Illustration Conference in Nottingham on November 10th

Thu 27th September, 2012 @ 2:01pm by zero2illo

zero2illo 1 Day Illustration Conference in Nottingham on November 10th

A new conference in Nottingham will help illustrators run a more successful business. Zero2illo LIVE is designed for professional illustrators wanting to get smarter as well as for students entering the industry. It is the only event of its kind for illustrators in the UK and will include plenty of opportunity to talk and network with like-minded people.

A new conference in Nottingham will help illustrators run a more successful business.

Zero2illo LIVE is designed for professional illustrators wanting to get smarter as well as for students entering the industry. It is the only event of its kind for illustrators in the UK and will include plenty of opportunity to talk and network with like-minded people.

The event is being organised by Jonathan Woodward, a successful illustrator currently based in Nottinghamshire. The theme for this year’s event is ‘opportunities and inspiration’.

“Working as an illustrator can be quite an isolated life,” said Jonathan. “I wanted to organise something that would not only bring us all together but that other illustrators would also find genuinely valuable.

“We’ve deliberately chosen a venue outside of London – in the middle of the country – to make it accessible and affordable to as many illustrators as possible around the UK.

“We’re aiming to give illustrators new ideas on how to market themselves, sell goods directly, act more professionally and find out exactly what clients look for when dealing with an illustrator. We’ll also be looking at where the industry is going and what illustrators need to do to keep up with new technology.”

The event will include speakers and panellists such as Rod Hunt (an illustrator/artist and previously chair of the UK’s Association of Illustrators) and Stanley Chow (a Grammy-nominated illustrator from Manchester) covering topics including ‘getting clients and commissions’, ‘making it on your own’, and ‘the future of illustration’.

Nicky Lander, Creative Manager at Igloo Books Ltd, and Victoria Pearce, Senior Agent at Illustration Ltd, will also form part of a panel answering questions about what makes them choose, reject, smile or weep through the entire process of an illustration project.

Zero2illo LIVE takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 10 November 2012 in Nottingham, UK. A limited number of ‘early bird’ tickets are priced at £40 and are available until 30th October; full price tickets are £60 and are on sale until 30th October. More information and tickets are available at http://zero2illo.com/zero2illo-live/

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