In the few years following my graduation from art school and my studio job, I pursued workshops and mentorships from artists I respected and looked up to, ultimately learning more from those one-on-one teachings than I did during college. It’s those teachings which gave me the direct knowledge and ways of seeing— both in art and in business— that got me to where I am today.
It also left in me a growing desire to give back in the same way, to pass on that teaching to the next wave of artists looking to get their footing. I’ve worked as a studio artist, a freelancer for both personal commissions and professionally published clients, and now work full-time as an independent artist, managing not only my own business but many aspects of my partner’s as well. I have a BFA in Illustration, years of conventions, a Kickstarter and an ongoing Patreon under my belt.
And I want to teach you! I offer private mentorships tailored to your goals and developing the skills and knowledge you’ll need to get there:
Custom assignments and guidance to develop not just technical ability, but also on improving your business practices and presences both online and in person.
Available on your budget and schedule— video calls Weekly or Fortnightly provide focused time for discussion, demo time, constructive critique and paintovers.
Affordably priced at $60/hr session.
Access to Jonathan Vair Duncan and I’s private discord server, home to an international community of artists and creatives invested in pursuing their goals and holding one another accountable.
Take advantage of free additional feedback between our call sessions via email.
If you’re interested in pursuing a mentorship, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your responses to the following questions:
What is your current relationship to your artwork, and how does that differ from the relationship you’d like to have with it?
If you have career goals in mind, what are they?
What are your artistic influences, both in terms of visual style and business structure (do you like the idea of working in a studio better, or being independent)?
How many hours can you devote per week to studies and personal work?
Links to your web presences and examples of your current body of work.
As well as any other questions you may have or things you’d like me to know. I look forward to hearing from you!