Thomas James
Thomas James is an Illustrator, Podcaster, and author of 15 Steps to Freelance Illustration, a step-by-step guide to starting a freelance Illustration business.  Since 2003, he has devoted intense study into the art of Illustration, as well as best practices for running a business.  In 2009 he created Escape from Illustration Island, a website, podcast, and art community devoted to sharing resources and inspiration with Illustrators and other creative professionals. Thomas has written guest posts for Fuel Your Illustration, Design TAXI, and Creative Freelancer, and has appeared on Illustration podcasts and blogs such as Big Illustration Party Time, Chris Oatley’s Artcast, Art & Story, Zero 2 Illo, Workbook, Artsy Shark, and Ninja Mountain.
  • Design & Illustration
    Selfless Self-Promotion: How to Promote Yourself Without Talking About YourselfPreview
    For many artists, the most challenging and intimidating aspects of running a creative business are marketing and promotion. The fact is, most of us are uncomfortable with the act of talking about ourselves from a sales perspective, and this is only reinforced by the vast amount of intrusive advertising that exists in the world. Something that I hear time and time again at Escape from Illustration Island is that nobody wants to be that typical annoying spammer who sends out unwanted email blasts or shouts from the rooftops about how great they are. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way.Read More…