illustrator for political book
I'm writing a book Cognitive Politics [ cognitivepolitics.org ] . It's pretty heavy, and I want to lighten it up just a little bit with illustrations. I think my ideal illustrations would be a bit zen or minimalist, helping people keep track of complex ideas.
The illustrations are very message-focused: for example the chapter about leadership, community and sacredness needs an image that basically acts as a mneumonic for each of those ideas. The table of contents needs a tree design that has a root or branch for each chapter. I just want to be up front -- this can often make it a little difficult, I'm looking for someone excited to figure out the "why," who won't draw a table of contents tree with an extra branch for a non-existent chapter :-)
I'd like to start small, hiring a few people to do one image, and then pick someone who could do a few hours work. I'm happy to give you credit in the book if you're the illustrator!
If you might be interested, some more details are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wMO7dkcu4LnIbXNFA7iYwE2-afZwkiKk8_YG2vZEinw/edit?usp=sharing#heading=h.rjbsdpwz7o05
Suggestions on getting started: you could show me something similar you've done, or suggest if you want to draw the chapter-tree or the iconic drawing that represents leadership + community + sanctity (probably a barn-raising with a leader and light coming through the clouds unless you have a better idea) from the above document? Those are the hardest two illustrations. (I haven't found many illustrators on Simbi who design non-cartoonishly -- been responding to people without portfolios who can draw the tree as a simple test if we work well together for 10 simbi and professionals charging 50simbi/hour.)
Thanks -- looking forward to creating something together with you!
About Stephen Cataldo
I'm a social entrepreneur, strategic planning consultant, author and Drupal web developer. Drupal ===== Contracting on innovative and worthwhile projects. My favorite clients are startups or nonp...rofits trying something that hasn't been done before. Strategic Planning ============== I've started a number of small businesses and worked on both sides of building web tools for others and having people work on my sites. + General startup strategic planning. + Website development, especially for nonprofits and cause organizations. + Gentle planning in times of conflict or disagreement. For example: > Helping organizations trying to do good work in the world, but struggling with internal mission conflicts, to find ways around it: http://stephencataldo.name/strategic-planning-encapsulates-conflict > Planning activist or pressure campaigns that seek institutional pressure points while aiming to create allies where possible. Author ===== Writing "Cognitive Politics," expect to complete late summer / early fall 2015. Event Carpooling & Green Transportation Focus ===================================== Actively ran SpaceShare ride-shares and room-shares until recently. Specialties: software for connecting people, web development, consulting on making conferences and festivals more environmentally friendly, strategic planning for startups and web architecture. Perl, MySQL, Drupal CMS and related technologies.show moreOpen to other proposals
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