how would you describe you work to an art director / agent?
Hi, hope everyone are safe.
I finally getting to the point that I am going to reaching out to art directors/agents (like during next week).
I was given a tip by an art director about how to write an intro letter to AD/agent. He broke it down to write 3 things:
- Why is your publishing house/agency is great?
- Why am I great?
- What can I bring to your publishing house/agency?
I think the first question is relatively easy to write, but the last 2 are kind of hard. It is always hard to describe my own work. So I thought maybe someone can help me to describe my work to an art director / agent, sort of like one of the 3 point pespective podcast about Style when Lee, Will and Jake describe the other person's style.
Here is my website:
In return, I will send a physical postcard with my artwork on it to you (you can choose any of the artwork to be on the postcard from my portfolio site) - It will take some time for me to do this though since we are still in lockdown. But I will check with my local printer, and get the postcard printed and send as soon as he is in business again :-).
@xin-li You use bold shapes but soften it with textures and very lovely color palettes. The result is very soft, has a very poetic quality to it
Annaaronson last edited by
First of all... I love your work so much. So the best of luck looking for an agent! Here is what I came up with
You create peaceful, charming scenes in a fresh and contemporary way using calming color palates and unique textures. Your work is memorable and delightful and comes across as deeply personal to both you and the viewer.
Johan Ekelöf last edited by
I really love your artworks. They convey a nurturing and soothing quality that makes me feel safe in a way. Well composed in all aspects, so I would use words such as "balanced" and "harmonious".. but those sound boring in the context.
Being a father I would gladly invite my kids into the visual worlds you present in your illustrations.
@Johan-Ekelöf thank you so much. Your words are really kind and encouraging.
@xin-li hi! I don’t think there’s anything I can add that’s already been said. Good luck!