Frequently Asked Questions About
The Illustration Department
Q. Is there a waiting list?
A. When you sign up, we schedule your day(s) at our mutual convenience.
Q. I can’t do 9:00 PM EST. Do you do other times?
A. Yes. We can schedule times for our friends in different hemispheres.
Q. Do I need special equipment?
A. Nothing other than what your computer already has. It’s not necessary, but headphones help avoid the occasional audio feedback.
Q. Can you join at any time?
A. Yes. Our school operates year-round.
Q. I’m interested in taking one of your portfolio reviews, but I’m wondering if it’s relevant for someone looking at cracking editorial work, or if you only specialize in publishing?
A. The workshops are for both children’s and editorial illustrators.
Q. Should I complete a dummy before the Picture Book Dummy Workshop, or is the first video chat meant to help me gather my ideas so I can create it during the three weeks?
A. You don’t need a completed dummy. It can be in any stage (even as just an idea).
Q. What file formats do you prefer (for homework assignments, etc.)?
A. JPGs, TIFFs, PNGs, PSDs, EPSs, and PDFs are all acceptable. JPGs are preferable.
Q. Are you only offering consults for a limited time, or will you extend it into next year?
A. These workshops will extend indefinitely.