with host artist Miriam Schulman
Today, I’ve invited top artist agent Lilla Rogers to join me on the Inspiration Place Podcast! Lilla books her clients for illustration jobs, and we’re answering your questions!
In this podcast, you’ll discover…
- Different niches that artists can pursue in illustration
- What kinds of artists excel at illustration
- What publishers are looking for when booking illustration jobs
- New Artistic trends to expect in 2020
- Instagram – @makeartthatsells
- Facebook – makeartthatsells
- Pinterest – makeartthatsells
- Twitter – @artthatsells
- Instagram – @lillarogers
- Lilla Rogers – “I Just Like to Make Things”
Lilla is the founder of Lilla Rogers Studio, a visionary art agency that represents over three dozen artists from around the world and has sold art for products worth over $200 million. An accomplished illustrator herself, she has been in the business for over three decades. The Studio’s client list includes Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Chronicle, the New York Times, Blue Q, Godiva, Barneys New York, Warner Brothers, IKEA, Target, Paperchase, and hundreds more.
The Studio represents some of the most sought-after artists worldwide and has licensed their artwork on a huge variety of products, such as bathing suits, teacups, scrubs, bathmats, puzzles, piggybanks, clocks, paper lanterns, children’s books, wall décor, and much more. Lilla is a trusted mentor to internationally renowned artists and has taught throughout her career. She has lectured at venues such as ICON: the Illustration Conference, Printsource NY, the Creative Connection Event, art colleges and corporations, and is frequently interviewed for her expertise as an agent, trendsetter, and artist.
Lilla’s love for art inspired her to pursue a degree in fine art in San Francisco, a second degree in illustration, and launch a fruitful illustration career in New York City in the ’80s. But it was the entrepreneurial gene she inherited from her parents that led her into the agency business. Lilla has the extraordinary ability to recognize new artistic trends as well as technology developments that allow illustration to morph and take on a new life within the media revolution. Lilla’s book, I Just Like to Make Things, is a best-seller in ‘Business of Art’ on Amazon.
- Instagram: @makeartthatsells
- Instagram: @lillarogers
- Facebook: Make Art that Sells
- Pinterest: Make Art that Sells
- Twitter: @makeartthatsells
About the host, Miriam Schulman
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion or become better artists. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released in February 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies
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