I’m a freelance illustrator based in Phoenix, Arizona, where I avoid sunlight be working in a dark, cool room. I specialize in scratchboard/engraved looking illustrations (but all done magically through the wonders of the computer these days). Occasionally I do works in other mediums to keep pushing. I’ve had work accepted into the Society of Illustrators, New York; Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles; Communication Arts; Amercian Illustration and Archive magazine juried competitions. I’ve also picked up a few local, regional and national ADDY awards.
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Jo Ann Miller
Hey Jo Ann – not aggressively – still the CCO of an advertising agency in Phoenix, just keeping active enough to stay relevant. 🙂
I love your work.
I am preparing to publish my first novel in a series of four sci fi erotic romance books.
I was wondering if you’d take on any commissions?
I would need about 50 small black and white illustrations (1/4 page, some maybe 1/2 page) of things like military/gang logos, cityscapes, high tech weaponry and devices, etc for my book’s appendix.
I am located in the Phoenix area and would love to discuss my project with you further if you are interested.
Hey Kristen – thanks for the note. I do take on commissions on occasion – I’m the CCO of an advertising agency so I don’t have the freedom to do as much as I’d like anymore, but like to get some projects in when I can. Your project sounds interesting, but I don’t think I could do that many spots in a reasonable amount of time for you – my days aren’t mine to dictate so projects usually take me a while to complete. If you have freedom as far as timing goes we could talk more, otherwise I could recommend you to another illustrator or two in Phoenix who might be a good fit. Just let me know. Thanks so much.
I suppose it depends on what kind of time we’re talking about.
I’m trying to get my book published before the end of this year, so if you could not complete the drawings until June, I suppose that would be too long for me to wait.
I understand about sharing your passion with a day job though, since I’m also writing at night and on the weekends, but have a day job to pay the bills.
Any references you could share would be much appreciated.
If the time frame is something you can work within, great, if not, I understand.
Thanks for your time and attention.
I really appreciate it.
Just a quick update.
I’ve taken about 10 drawings out of my earlier request, so the commission would be for 40 illustrations now.
Just to let you know, in case it changes anything for your decision.
Hi Kristen – Thanks for the update – seems like this would be a cool project and I appreciate you being patient with my schedule. Here’s a quick (and hopefully realistic) look at how I’d approach this project. 40 spot illustrations (probably only a couple inches square max when printed, so detail would be pretty simplified) – I’m estimating that I could do sketches over the course of 4 weeks (one month) and final illustrations over the course of the next 8 weeks (two months) – seems like a long time, but it’s 10 sketches per week and 5 final illustrations per week – which for me is plenty aggressive. So 3 months from beginning to end. If this sounds like something that could work, go ahead and email me at email@example.com and I’ll get you a formal estimate with pricing/usage details.
Thanks again – Bob
Just in case it went into your spam folder or something, I did send you a direct email yesterday morning from my personal email address.
Thanks so much!
I appreciate your time.
I need to ask if you’d Speak at an upcoming Conference, August 14th.
I don’t have ANY of your contact info!