Results 1 to 30 of 54

Thread: Five Ways Not to Introduce Yourself to an Art Director

Threaded View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    New York, NY
    Thanked 299 Times in 37 Posts

    Five Ways Not to Introduce Yourself to an Art Director

    I posted these on my blog last night. Tristan Elwell suggested posting them here, and when Tristan speaks......


    Five Ways Not to Introduce Yourself to an Art Director:

    1) Don't give me your postcard and then take it back to cross out your web address because "the work there isn't good."

    2) Don't let me flip through half a portfolio and then stop me mid way to say "the rest is older work, you're probably not interested, and it's not good anyway."

    3) Don't show me one, and only one, image on an iPhone. In fact, unless you know I am very familiar with your work, don't show me an iPhone portfolio at all.

    4) "Hi, my name is XYZ......We're MySpace friends." Followed by silence thinking I'm going to remember you off the top of my head. Hell, I can't remember the names of people I actually meet.

    5) 35mm slides!? I didn't even think you could buy slide film anymore.

    Guys, you’re at ComicCon. Chances of running into an art director are, well, high. You didn't just happen to run into the ADs for every major gaming, comic, movie, and publishing companies at a neighborhood barbeque, so get your ducks in a row before making that first impression.
    Irene Gallo
    The Art Department (blog)
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  2. The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to Irene Gallo For This Useful Post:

    + Show/Hide list of the thanked

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: New here, not quite sure how to introduce myself, heh.
    By meghan_hetrick in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 17th, 2005, 12:46 AM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 19th, 2005, 03:30 PM
  3. Let me introduce myself...
    By said7 in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 11th, 2003, 05:22 PM
  4. Art: Allow me to introduce myself
    By ColdCutPi in forum 3D ART, SCULPTURE ART & TOY ART
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 4th, 2003, 01:28 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Developed Actively by