TRACK YOUR WORK: Keep track of your artwork, whether paintings, drawings, photographs, or sculptures, with a specially-designed spreadsheet database. Record titles, media, details, descriptions, prices, status (such as “sold”, “in gallery”, “on display”) and more.
I create your specialized spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. Don’t have Microsoft Office? I can save your spreadsheet in PDF format; or, if you want to be able to edit it yourself, I can save it in Apache Open Office Calc format (download Apache Open Office for free at www.openoffice.org).
GET YOUR IMAGES EDITED: If you have digital images of your artwork or photos that you would like to be able to use online or in promotional materials, I can edit your images to be the appropriate size and format you need. See my Photo Editing Services page for details.
Other Resources for Artists
Redbubble.com: You can sell your own art and photos on a multitude of products through Redbubble.com with a free membership. You upload your images and choose which products you want them to be displayed on; Redbubble fulfills and ships the orders. You price your items to a percentage above the base price; Redbubble remits your share to you monthly.
Graphic Artist’s Guild’s Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines: ” the industry bible for communication design and illustration professionals. A comprehensive reference guide, the Handbook helps graphic artists navigate the world of pricing, collecting payment, and protecting their creative work, with essential advice for growing a freelance business to create a sustainable and rewarding livelihood.”
Essential Tools for Artists: “Here is a list of a dozen things we think every artist—whether they work in traditional media, in a less conventional medium like light (think James Turrell), or in installation or performance art—should keep on hand, along with our with our recommendations for specific products culled from past reviews.”
5 Surprising Tools For Artists I Never Thought I Needed: “… regardless of what’s on my easel, there have been a few tools over the years I’ve used that initially I never knew would become staples in my workflow.”
My artist’s services are available to clients locally from Digby to Annapolis Royal, and via the Internet anywhere in Canada.
INITIAL CONSULTATION: before beginning to work together, we will discuss your needs in a free personal consultation (in person or by phone or email).
WORKSITE: I generally work from my home office, but can work on-site with local clients from Digby to Annapolis Royal.
OPTIONS FOR GETTING YOUR MATERIALS TO ME: Drafts of information to be entered into spreadsheets can be brought to my home office (local clients), emailed or mailed. (Or, at a pinch, dictated over the phone).
If you have an existing spreadsheet you’d like updated, it can be emailed to me. Otherwise I will design the spreadsheet to your specifications, emailing the results to you for your approval.
Have your spreadsheet updated regularly with new data.
Original materials will be returned to the client unless otherwise requested.
The client is responsible for the cost of mailing.
FILE FORMAT: I can accept document or spreadsheet files in Word (.doc, .docx) or Excel (.xls, . xlsx) format, or in any other common word processor or spreadsheet format. I am able to convert PDF files to .docx or .xlsx files, so these can be edited as well. You can also send .jpg files or other image formats; these should be as large as possible for the sake of clarity.
COPYRIGHT: the artist is responsible for copyrights. See my Copyright page for helpful information.
Hourly: $25/hour, usually billed monthly.
Or you can pre-pay for a block of time in advance. (With a pre-paid block I will send you a monthly timesheet showing the time used and the amount remaining).
Interested? Contact me to arrange a free initial meeting.