Its been a great experience meeting various art directors and listening to their advise and I do hope I can break in to this very competitive market in the near future.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
My last appointment of the day. I met up with art director Jean of hr mag. He is launching a new magazine and wants fresh art work. He was quite impressed with my work and said he can see it in his magazine. He said there will be work available very soon for me and therefore he wanted me to keep in touch. It is looking promising and I am hoping for the best.
Probably my most successful appointment yet. Judy was the art director whom I had spoken to. We had a good discussion on the magazine and on illustration and how we can incorporate my work in to their mag. She even suggested that my work could suit the gardening section of their mag very well. She was very keen and gave her business card and wants to keep in touch for future work.
Nick Palmer was the art director whom I had the meeting with. They wanted to improve their magazine and make it more visually interesting. He looked my work and said it would sit well with their articles. Again they wanted to see my website if not, they wanted me to email more of my work so that they can refer to it when needed.
I started the following day with appointment with Richard the art director of time out magazine. He was very open minded and we had good discussion on other illustrations and how we could improve the magazine visually. He was very helpful and he was quite keen on what I had to offer. He wanted to see my finished final project at the end of the year and he would not hesitate to approach me with a job. It was quite positive meeting.
Later that day, I booked another appointment with dazed magazine. I met up with john the art director there and he had a good look at my work. He was quite impressed with my work and said that the magazine requires illustrations for quite few articles therefore he was interested in what I had to offer. He gave me his business card in the end and told me to keep in touch and when I have updated my website, he would like to see more variety and more examples of my work.
My first appointment was with the art director Simeon Jewkes of top gear magazine. The meeting was quite brief but in that time we discussed about the profession itself and he touch upon how competitive the market really is. He did like my work but in the end he wanted he email him my pdf portfolio so he keeps me in mind for any future work.