Diego Jourdan Pereira is an author of puzzle and activity books, including the Giant Book of Games and Puzzles for Smart Kids, The Big Book of Brain-Boosting Puzzles, Bible Power Puzzles, and the Astonishing Bathroom Reader. With a background in illustration, comic-books, and graphic design, his clientele has ranged from Dover Publications to The Topps Company.
Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn:
- How to educate yourself so you are creating work that will fit within the creative market you want to break into.
- How Diego created HUGE books in order to make a name for himself in this new industry, right from the start.
- How to and what to show potential publishers to pitch your book idea to them as a professional
The critical difference between a dream and a goal, and the simple steps to start making progress to turn those creative dreams into reality.
- Why it's better to own your tools as a creative instead of leasing your tools (as many of us do!)
- How to contact and network with other artists who are already doing what you want to do, so you can understand and use the real workflows that established working professionals are using.
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In this week's episode, Diego Jourdan Pereira walks us through how he went from a career as an illustrator working in licensing and completely reinvented himself as an author and book designer.
Diego's story is a fantastic model showing how clear goals and hard work pay off to break into a completely new market and create new opportunities.
If you have been sitting on the fence, not knowing what to do or how to do it, just listen up because the clues are all right here and if you are willing to put in the work, it's just a matter of continued effort and time before you're well on your way towards your dream career where you get paid to be creative.
In the last part of the episode we talk about the difference between dreams and goals, and Diego has a great way of looking at how to set and make your goals a reality.
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