Get Your Art and Design Freak On

art design freak logo‘s second annual Profit From Your Passion series for @AvantGuild members continues with goodies for The Art & Design Freak. (Got your own Etsy store and doled out Guggenheim memberships as Christmas gifts? Then, yeah, this means you.)

This week, we compiled the top on-the-go design tools, showed you how to sell that scoop on Chicago’s next great museum curator, and talked to the EIC of Inked about which ideas and people make an imprint on his staff. Hint: don’t even think of pitching Kat Von D.

Here’s what you missed:

New Media Toolbox logoNew Media Toolbox: Art-tastic Design Tools
If you can’t afford expensive graphic design software, don’t fret. There’s an app, and plenty other low-cost downloads, for that.

inked100.jpgHow To Pitch: Inked
How To Pitch for PR: Inked

Publicists should offer up celeb profiles and products, while freelancers should pitch feature articles exploring tattoo culture for this men’s lifestyle book.

Time Out Chicago coverHow To Pitch: Time Out Chicago
Editors at this weekly are “wide open” to outsiders. But to score a byline, freelancers must deliver relevant ideas aimed at Second City’s culture-hungry denizens.