Monday, 20 October 2008
Yep what Polly says about uk rates is true and is at the root of a lot of 'established' illustrators disenchantment with the industry. The explosion in illustration courses has ensured that the market is saturated and I cannot see this changing. We pre empted alot of this which is why some of our students go on to work as graphic designers or related industries or diversify into surface design. We always wanted students to have more than one string to their bow.That said I have always believed in 'Sturgeons Law' namely that 90% of everything is crap. That includes 90% of the illustrators pitching for work at any one time. The bigger problem is that they (the 90%) clog access to art directors and generally get in the way.