When it comes to finding a job in the illustration industry, trade shows can be a great place to start your search. However, it’s important to know how to look for jobs at these events and how to make the most of them. In this article, we’ll look at some tips for finding illustrator jobs at illustration trade shows.
Let’s make a distinction between the different types of fairs
There are different types of fairs, each with their own purpose. Here’s a look at the different types of fairs and what they’re used for:
– Consumer fairs are events where businesses showcase their products and services to the general public. They’re usually held in large arenas or stadiums and attract people from all over the region.
– Art festivals are events where artists showcase their work to art lovers. They’re usually held in large outdoor venues and attract people from all over the world.
– Trade fairs are events where businesses showcase their products and services to other businesses. They’re usually held in large convention centers and attract buyers from all over the world.
– Job fairs are events where businesses and organizations showcase their open positions to job seekers. They’re usually held in large conference centers and attract people from all over the region.
The last two examples are of close interest to us. These two types of fairs gladly welcome illustrators and cartoonists when they want to show their portfolio or a project of their own. But with conditions: professionalism first.
How does one present oneself professionally to a publishing house or agent?