Hey guys, I have a couple of questions to add to this if anyone has any insights.
What do you guys think qualifies as relevant education in this case? For example, I didn't study illustration but Digital Arts - still worth mentioning or is education really not that relevant unless it fits very specifically?
Do you guys send loose jpegs as attachments to show your work, as some agencies request, or do you have a PDF portfolio for these occasions? How do you name your Jpegs attachments? It's probably overthinking, but I feel silly or lazy no matter what I name them.
I'm also wondering how much one should try to refer to the specific agency. For normal job applications, I'd find it easier to research the company a little, but I find most illustration agencies have versatile and impressive rosters and have done plenty of awesome work.
To contribute, my current formula is this:
- Dear Illustration Agency
- UK based Illustrator looking to work in Children's Books
- Previous experience as a mobile games illustrator
- Here's my portfolio
- Thanks for taking the time to review my work
- Kind regards.
Feels a little subpar perhaps but I couldn't help but feel like anything else might just not be interesting at this stage Maybe I'll add in that I'm German and bi-lingual or something.