- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (8 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408129922
- ISBN-13: 978-1408129920
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 19.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Pocket Business Guide for Artists and Designers: 100 Things You Need to Know (Essential Guides) Paperback – 8 Jul 2011
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Since 1999, she has established enterprise courses at a number of London universities, including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and conducts a series of masterclasses for the Association of Illustrators.
She has a Masters degree in Applied Art and Visual Culture and is an associate of The Design Trust and also an Associate of the Institute of Consulting, a Member of the Society of Authors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Although I wasn't a businessman, I had to quickly learn the skills necessary to run a company. This book gives clear, simple advice on 100 questions you need to know the answers to before you set out. --Sir James Dyson
A crackingly good book. --Art Business Today
Alison Branagan's Pocket Guide for artists and designers is the kind of handy reference book I like to keep close at hand. It contains concise articles on business issues that confront artists and designers, written by someone who knows how much depth to go into. A great set of website links makes this book both informative and up to date. --John Bound, Head of FuelRCA, the Royal College of Art professional development service. www.fuel.rca.ac.uk
An easily digestible form of the more substantial book and I found both to be useful. If you know you are not going to wade through a hefty book on business then opt for the pocket guide but I have to say that if money is not an issue then go for both. --Findings, the magazine of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery
'This book is targeted at students or those starting out on their artistic careers, the Guide hits the mark perfectly. The numerous useful web resources throughout and the Further Reading list provide a time-saving base for specific detailed research.' Glass Network Magazine
About the Author
Alison Branagan is a creative industries business consultant, author, and an associate lecturer at Central St Martins where she teaches short courses in entrepreneurship, business start-up and self-promotion.
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Top Customer Reviews
As a tax adviser who specialises in helping people in the creative sector trying to find books and resources to recommend to clients is very difficult. They are often written in uncomfortable business language and rarely relate to the business model of your typical artist or designer.
This is where Alison Branagan's books seem to differ. Written in a casual, easy to follow style with no pretensions this pocket guide gives a great overview of pretty much every problem you are going to face when starting up your own creative business.
If this pocket guide has whetted your appetite and you want more in depth advice then it is well worth checking out her Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers too.
This book goes well with Alison's other title, The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers, and is the perfect crib sheet if you want a quick reference. In fact, it would be even better to see it on Kindle.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
It covers all the questions you are likely to have and some you might not even have thought of.
The answers given are succinct and easy to follow, but they also give lists of relevant online resources and reports that allow you to delve deeper into the subject.
A highly recommended resource in its own right!
I am now more confident to take the first step, and do something of my own. Thank you Alison!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book for any graduate in the creative industry. Im a fashion graduate starting out and i found it very helpful.Published 21 months ago by ashley
Every aspiring "creative" would benefit from reading this guide. It should be on the reading list of every institution involved in these industries.Published on 8 May 2013 by the drawer
Very handy, a great resource to have on the shelf which you know is based in fact, as apposed to having to research online.Published on 4 Feb. 2013 by Jennifer Walter
I would recommend this product as it did have some useful tips but I didn't use it all. The quality of the book was excellent.Published on 8 Dec. 2012 by Grace