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How to Create a Cult-Like Following
How to Create a Cult-Like Following

by Julia Sagar July 28, 2016

Self-taught calligraphy artist Seb Lester has over one million followers on Instagram alone. Add his tens of thousands of fans across Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube into the equation, and it’s quickly clear that he knows a thing or two about self-promotion.

He’s not the only one. Whether or not you believe that some call London-based illustrator Mr Bingo “the Justin Bieber of drawing” - as his website once professed - he’s amassed a huge social media following, with a 33,000-strong Twitter army ready to support his projects, share his news and buy into his Bingo empire. (Who else could hit a £35,000 Kickstarter funding target within nine hours?)

But building a reputation in the cut-throat creative industries isn’t easy. So how did once-little-known artists like Seb, Bingo and others craft such impressive industry profiles? And can anyone do it? Leading designers and illustrators share their savviest self-promo secrets…

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7 Ways to Make Your Next Illustratration Project Easier (Featuring Von Glitschka)
7 Ways to Make Your Next Illustratration Project Easier (Featuring Von Glitschka)

by Dustin Lee July 21, 2016

Today's article deals with something that I can never get enough of...

Illustrator tips and tricks.

Let's be honest. Illustrator is great for some stuff but it can be a pain in the butt sometimes. 

So I asked our friend Von if he'd be willing to share his best tips for getting the most out of illustrator. 30 minutes later, Von sent me back an in-depth email and it was filled with illustration gold (the guy always over delivers)!

I wanted to share that email with you now. Anyone of these tips could be a game changer. 

Note: This is Von's original email. I just did a bit of editing and added some pictures : )

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How to Create a Matchbook Print Effect in Photoshop
How to Create a Matchbook Print Effect in Photoshop

by Dustin Lee July 14, 2016

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