PK 114: How to Get Hired as an Artist – Interview With Concept Artist, David Tilton

In this interview, concept artist David Tilton reveals the simple action plan he used to reach out to other artists and build a large client base for his creative career

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“Keep working until you reach that level. Because it’s time put in, and that’s what gets you a good portfolio.

David Tilton

Want to know how to get hired as an artist?

Perhaps you’d love to work in the movie or games industry but can’t afford to go to art school?

No problem!

Because in this week’s interview with concept artist, David Tilton, you’ll learn the exact same action plan he used to start building his network of fellow creatives, mentors, and clients.

So, if you’ve got 30 minutes to spare, do yourself a favour and listen to the advice given out in this week’s podcast…

It just might be exactly what you’ve been looking for to help you take the next step in your art career!

How to get Hired as an Artist – David Tilton’s Action Plan

David Tilton is currently a concept artist at Luma Pictures.

Having wanted to become a concept artist since high school, he needed to work out a plan to help him get to where he wanted to be.

And now he’s sharing this same action plan with you!

Sure, there’s plenty of hard work involved (no surprises there!)…

But it’s also about finding the right people to mentor you, the right people to network with, and finding the right system for applying to studios and getting them to notice you.

So here are just some of the key takeways in David Tilton’s great advice on how to get hired as an artist:

  • How to self-evaluate your work so you instinctively know what to share in your portfolio
  • How to start building a supportive network of mentors and fellow artists
  • How to work out how many hours you should really be putting into your work
  • How to track your time so you learn more efficiently
  • How to systematically create a list of all the studios you need to apply to for jobs
  • How to create a personal cover letter to help you stand out from the crowd

We hope this week’s podcast interview sheds some light on how to get hired as an artist.

If you’re an experienced artist looking to take the next step in your career, or you’d simply like to know which direction to go in, you’re sure to find stacks of golden advice in here to help you.

Perhaps you’ve got some tips of your own?

If so, feel free to share them below – we’d love to hear from you 🙂

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