if you're in the mood for buying books then heres a great new title for both designers and illustrators. "how to be an illustrator" by darrel rees, published by laurence king, is a guide on how to get your career started in the industry and gives plenty of advice on things darrel wishes he had known before he graduated. now i dont actually work as an illustrator myself but still found this book so useful, i think it works for any designer who works freelance as topics covered such as portfolio presentation, studio space, invoicing, etc are useful to everyone. the book is also peppered with interviews with big name illustrators who share their experience of starting out. scroll down to see the chapters and some of the subjects the book covers. see it here on amazon uk or amazon usa.