Thursday, December 23, 2010

This Just In.....Wisdom Wednesday

I just got this email below from 3X3 Magazine. With a prognosis for how the market will be this coming year. As we celebrate the Holidays and New Year, let's keep a positive outlook for next year.

Let's use our imaginations and talents to propel ourselves to the next level. Let's use that energy to push our artwork and talents higher and higher. Seek out your peers, grow from their wisdom and insight. Do the same for others. If you don't see a place for yourself in the industry, create your own. All of us have unique perspectives and approaches that have a home out there.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everybody!

"Dear Wilson

The results of our recent survey shows illustrators see a brighter
future for 2011. Based on 469 respondents from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, 45% see themselves as better off financially in 2011, 24% will be about the same and only 7% say they will be worse off. This compares nicely to the AIGA Designers Confidence Index that had 42.7% of graphic designers saying it would be better off, 47% about the same and only 10.1% worse. A major difference was 24% of illustrators answered that they didn't know if they would be better off, worse off or the same.

Asked about fees, 10% responded that fees had gone up, 29% that fees
had gone down and the majority, 46%, saying fees remained the same.

Asked about the number of projects, 32% saw an increase in the past
twelve months, 31% saw the number drop off and 28% saw the number of assignments remain the same; 9% were unsure.

Participants included 53% from the US, 11% each from Canada and the UK,
18% from Europe and 7% from Asia. 53% were full-time illustrators, 34% were part-time. 52% had a bachelor's degree, 31% had a graduate degree; 58% were male, 42% female, 59% were between the ages of 25-44.

We will be able to break down the research in more specific areas of
age, years in the industry and education in an upcoming announcement but for now we wanted to share these top-line results. Find out the latest updates on our blog,

Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful new year.


Jennifer Bower said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year to you as well. Thanks for the upbeat, positive energy you bring to this industry. Here is wishing you much continued success.

k.h.whitaker said...

Merry Christmas Wilson!

Kayleen Cavill (West) said...

I love what you have written. What a lovely positive attitude. Have a great New Year and every success to you.

Mighty Kwan said...

Thanks to everybody!! Happy Holidays and a great New Year to you all!! :)