zero2illo LIVE UK & Other News

Thu 14th June, 2012 @ 12:15pm by zero2illo

We have a few announcements to make today and I hope you’ll be as excited about them as we are…

zero2illo LIVE UK

I’ve always been keen to attend the ICON conference in the US, but with the travel and accommodation costs – not to mention the price of the event itself – it becomes quite an expensive trip.

I’ve always wished there were something for illustrators a bit closer to (our current!) home…

For a couple of years now, Lea and I have been toying with the idea of putting on an Illustration event of some kind in the UK.

The thought of adding this to our already-busy schedule has always been a bit daunting, but the more we’ve discussed it, the more do-able it seems (famous last words!!)…and so we’re doing it!

We are therefore super excited to announce zero2illo LIVE UK – a one day conference for Illustrators in the UK & Europe (and US, if you want to travel over!) that we’ve penciled in for November 10th 2012. It will be held in Nottingham, in the UK.

We’re off to view some possible venues next week and will be able to confirm more details once we have that booked, but…

We need your help!

We have lots of ideas about discussion panels, topics, workshops and speakers but we’d like to hear your thoughts.

What would you like to see/listen to at such an event? Please leave a comment with any ideas and we’ll try to incorporate as many of them as we can, when we plan the program for the day.

We may even have a round of voting to ensure we’re providing what you want to see.

zero2illo Facebook Cover Photo Feature

At zero2illo we like to feature and spotlight as many Illustrators as we can and the advent of the Facebook timeline (love it or hate it!) gives us the opportunity to do this with the large cover image at the top of timeline profiles.

We’re going to be opening a “Featured Illustrator spot” on the zero2illo Facebook page cover photo every fortnight to showcase the work of Illustrators within the community.

If you’d like to be featured, here’s what we need:

  • An Illustration at 220 x 275 pixels (portrait) with your name and URL clearly visible (note: the Facebook interface seems to blur cover photos slightly, so make sure the text on your image is large enough to accommodate a little blurring).
  • Please email your image to with the email title ‘zero2illo Facebook cover feature‘.

zero2illo Confidential

Members of the old Clubhouse forum will probably have noticed that this is no more.

Unfortunately, due to the amount of spam registrations, along with the cost of sorting out a particularly buggy platform, we took the decision to close it down.

We didn’t want to leave those regular users without a platform though, so we’ve just launched the zero2illo Confidential private Facebook group – and offered complimentary membership to those forum members who were still active.

We’ll be keeping this group to a maximum of 50 members and for a small monthly fee (less than 30p per day), you’ll have access to:

  • A private and safe place to share current live projects and get feedback and critique from fellow Illustrators.
  • Help with problems you’re having with clients and thoughts on how to resolve them.
  • Weekly prompts to make sure you’re on track with your goals and marketing efforts.
  • Portfolio website reviews and suggestions on how you can improve yours.

…plus many more member benefits. For more information and to join the group, click here (and click on the zero2illo Confidential tab).

That’s it for the announcements – I hope you’re as excited as we are about the future of zero2illo and as always, we thank you for your support and for being part of the zero2illo community.



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