Have your say about life as an illustrator

The Illustrator's Survey
(Image credit: The Illustrator's Survey)

Ben the Illustrator has been running an annual illustration survey for three years now, and there's now less than a week left to fill in this year's survey.

The Illustrator's Survey collates responses from illustrators around the globe to provide a snapshot of the industry. Last year's findings include information about who is working in the industry, how they are working and their work-life balance. There's also a particularly useful section on how much illustrators are charging, which includes information about day rates vs hourly rates, as well as charging deposits and more.

If you're just starting out in illustration, then you might also want to check out our sketching tips (opens in new tab) or how to draw (opens in new tab) tutorials.

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The Illustrator's Survey is, naturally, beautifully illustrated (Image credit: Ben the Illustrator)

By taking part in the Illustrator's Survey (opens in new tab), you're helping make it more comprehensive and useful for others. The survey is for "anyone worldwide who has worked professionally as an illustrator in any way during 2019, from full-time established artists to part-timers, new creative professionals and students who have started earning from their creative skills". 

This year, the survey is sponsored by Adobe (opens in new tab), with support from The AOI (opens in new tab). It has been curated by 16 professionals from the world of illustration, and consists of 63 questions. Many are multiple choice questions so it won't take up too much of your time. So why not go ahead and fill it in today (opens in new tab), and share with your illustrator friends while you're at it? As well as contributing to your industry, when you complete the survey, you also get a discount code for 20% off at Cass Art (opens in new tab)

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she helps take care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure its content serves its readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.