Professional Development Day

A professional development day designed for recent graduates, MA students and early-career illustrators.

When, Where

Join us for a full day of quick-fire sessions, packed with practical advice and information about different aspects of the illustration profession. Topics will include pitching, working in education, curating illustration and considering copyright.

House of Illustration staff will share their knowledge and experience, highlighting examples of career opportunities to be found by working in and around galleries, and professional freelance illustrators will share testimonials of working with clients, learning from mistakes and generating multiple revenue streams.

Plus, the first ten people to book their ticket will be allocated a free 15-minute portfolio review with Handsome Frank’s Co-Founder Tom Robinson. (Please note, that the first ten tickets have now been sold).

Tickets include entry to the galleries.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult ticket with gift aid£38.50 £38.50
Adult ticket£35.00 £35.00

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All tickets sales subject to our general terms and conditions.

Please note that your confirmation email may go to the email address associated with your Paypal account. If you do not receive a ticket confirmation, please contact

Gift Aid

By donating 10% of the admission price you enable us to Gift Aid your ticket, claiming an extra 25p in every pound. This makes a huge difference. Thank you!

By selecting Gift Aid tickets you are confirming you are paying an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for the current tax year. Council tax and VAT do not qualify.