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About Meg Mateo Ilasco
Meg Mateo Ilasco is a writer, designer, and illustrator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the principal of the eponymous stationery and housewares company, Mateo Ilasco . She's authored several books including the best-selling business book "Craft, Inc."
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In this practical guide book, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond.
• Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more
• This art and business book will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business.
• Chapters on setting actionable goals, diversifying your income, copyrighting your work, promoting with social media, and so much more
A thoughtful gift for young artists, people interesting in making their passion a profession, and art and design school graduates.
Lisa Congdon's bestselling books, online classes, and Instagram feed (beloved by 375,000+ fans) have inspired so many people to follow their creative passions. In this book Condon does what she does best—bring bold and colorful flair to smart, creative, down-to-earth advice and inspiration.
Praise for Crafting a Meaningful Home:
"[Crafting a Meaningful Home] can serve two purposes on your gift giving list. If you have time, make one of the projects from the book. If not, give the book itself. It's beautifully photographed and written, and the projects are incredible."
--PopSugar Rush TV
Crafters looking to turn their hobby into a profession can rely on the tried and true advice in Craft, Inc. An author, entrepreneur, and multidisciplinary creative, Meg Mateo Ilasco offers guidance on everything from developing products and sourcing materials to writing a business plan and paying taxes.
With all-new sections on opening an online shop, using social media strategically, and more—along with updated interviews from such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler and Jill Bliss—this comprehensive primer features the most current information on starting and running a successful creative business.
So many women dream of having it all: being kickass mothers and running their own successful businesses. This book helps them take the leap with confidence. Authors Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto—both serial entrepreneurs and devoted moms—draw on their own successes and missteps to reveal exactly how to choose the right business, find clients, write a business plan, launch a blog and Web site, and more . . . all while staying focused at home.
Insightful Q&As with enterprising mothers like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Style Me Pretty blogger Abby Larson demystify the many nuances of balancing work life with family time. It’s not easy. But this practical and inspiring guide helps make it possible.