About & Contact

Contact BiG

If you would like further information about the group contact us at [email protected]

If you are interested in commissioning illustration then contact the illustrator directly.

What is BiG?

The Brighton Illustrators Group (BiG) is not an illustration agency but a group run by illustrators for illustrators on a voluntary basis. Since BiG was formed 22 years ago its role has been to support and advise freelance illustrators living in Brighton and the surrounding area. Our aim it to share information about professional practice though our meetings, newsletters and website as well as providing networking opportunities. Our further principal aim is to promote the use of illustration through our website and raise the profile of the group.

Who are BiG members?

The group encompasses the vast range of experiences from recent graduates to illustrators with more than 30 years experience. Our members work in all areas of illustration, from editorial, children’s publishing, merchandising to the growth area of new media.

What happens at the meetings?

We have informal meetings featuring guest speakers or using our own BiG members which provide a rich resource and range of experiences. Our programme offers a chance to see individual illustrator’s folios, to gain a valuable insight into many aspects of being an illustrator (such as fees self-promotion or agents) or just to share a meet and mingle evening with other members.  For meeting and event information please take a look at the home page.

How can I join BiG?

There is no selection procedure for the group and members pay an annual fee to join. For your BiG membership fee you will get several BiG meetings and events a year, e-newsletters and 20 examples of your work on the BiG website. There will be additional charges for exhibitions, parties and any further promotional material. Our only criterion is that you live in the BN postcode area.

How much does it cost?

The current annual membership fee is £40.

Joining BiG

Please pay online. You can join and pay through this website using Paypal (you don't need a Paypal account to do this).

Advertise on this website

Advertise with the Brighton Illustrators Group - only £30 a quarter. We have over 200 members and receive a high volume of traffic.
Please contact [email protected] for further details.