These FAQ responses are subject to periodical updates. Standard Terms are available on request.
What is your illustration process
Inventive draftsmanship is central to my practice, which uses traditional and digital methods. By firstly considering ideas, and then preliminary ‘roughs’, work can be reviewed before the artwork is consolidated. This is a marked advantage when undertaking commercial assignments.
Are prints available
The focus of my practice is fulfilling commissions, which is why purchasable goods are rarely in stock. For timely updates follow @madebyhass on Twitter and Instagram.
How can we commission artwork
Whether or not you have previously commissioned a designer/illustrator, requesting artwork is straightforward and involves a few easy steps. With clarity about the intended use of the artwork, the timeframe to make it, and what budget is available, the creative details can then be discussed.
Would you work in a different style
My artwork looks the way it does because it is underpinned by competent draftsmanship. While different atmospheres can be evoked, the drawing style does not fluctuate.
Can we collaborate
Collaboration is considered on a case-by-case basis. If a co-operative project can fairly benefit its contributors, I would like to hear more.
Do we need a graphic designer
My background is in graphic design and art direction. Support can be provided with layout, text, and other design aspects, thereby making artwork ready for commercial use. After considering the scope of your project an appropriate design fee can be prepared.
Can you write the text
I have written product descriptions, liner notes, legal documents, small print, blog posts, magazine articles, and academic papers at Postgraduate level. If your project requires written content we can discuss an appropriate writing fee.
What is your rate
There is no standard rate when pricing, be it daily or weekly. By properly assessing the prospective task a flat fee can be set that is in line with its commercial value. This prevents bespoke work being treated as a commodity, while also ensuring there is clarity about the final fee.
What is the typical fee
Illustration work varies considerably between projects, for which reason there is no definitive price guide. The following are certain to influence an estimate: 1/ The number of image(s) required. 2/ The complexity of the depicted subject(s). 3/ The amount of time to turn around the work. 4/ What items are deliverable. 5/ The scope of use.
What if we have a limited budget
Often there are ways to simplify the task or reduce the item list. If warranted, deferred payments may be considered. If your decision to commission work hinges on available finance, a quote can be offered allowing sufficient time to raise the agreed sum.
Can we use existing artwork
Not all artwork is created to fulfil commissions, so it may be possible to license the use of existing images for an agreed fee. This is likely the case if the there is no mention of the commissioning party in an image's caption. Get in touch if there is a particular piece of artwork you might be interested in.