Throughout my career The AOI has always been there for me, from tentative first steps to established professional dealing with major global clients. Their support & advice has directly enabled me to have a successful & sustainable career as a professional illustrator. From pricing commissions correctly, advising on copyright infringements to dealing with contracts written in lawyers' gobbledegook they've never let me down. Thank you AOI, I couldn't have done it without you!
Since joining the AOI less than a year ago, I have gained in confidence both in negotiations with clients and in my work itself, knowing that there is someone guiding and helping me with such things as contracts, legalities of course prices. I have found them curtious and helpful at the end of a phone call or email and an essential part in my illustration career, including my recent success illustrating for the W Hotel. I now wouldn't be without them.
I can't thank the AOI enough for their support and professional advice given to me regarding a recent copyright infringement query. Knowing that the AOI were behind me 100% on this matter gave me the confidence to pursue it, something which I don't think I would have done otherwise. Always quick to respond to any questions I had, I really can't fault their service. I am pleased to say the matter is now fully resolved and this is down to the AOI's valuable advice, thanks again!