Consulting for Artists

Growing your business is a team effort.

A little one-on-one time

Help find the best of who you are.

One Hour Consult

In our one hour consultation, we’ll assess your work, your website and your branding. We'll also chat about your goals and help you create a basic roadmap that'll help you reach them.

Two Hour Consult

Get a more in-depth review of where you are and where you want to go. You'll work with one of our creative consultants to craft a simple and effective marketing plan that'll have you headed for success.

Web Edit

Being objective about your own work can be tricky. We’ll bring a fresh set of eyes to help you choose your best images and order them in a way that buyers and other creatives will love.

Portfolio Edit

A great print portfolio is still a necessity. Get the unique perspective of former Art Buyers to help you select the best images to tell your story.

Creative Strategy

Tell one story. Yours.

Does your portfolio tell a consistent story about who you are as an artist? Does your marketing make it clear what sets you apart? If not, our team of industry pros can help.

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Doug Birnbaum Journal

Visual Strategy + Edit

Doug is a commercial photographer who specializes in creating timeless imagery with a modern twist. His images are stylish with a sense of place and period. Doug clients range from American Express to Levis.

Visual Direction

Show buyers exactly why they should hire you. We’ll help you define and simplify your visual approach and suggest key markets that your work would be perfect for.

Visual Edit

What stays and what goes? Choosing the right images is the secret to getting hired and our creative consultants can help you choose the best and help you fill in the gaps.

Portfolio Dev

One-on-one ongoing help to shoot fresh images for your new creative approach. Your consultant will work with you before and after each shoot and will help with the edit.

Estimating for Artists

Play the numbers game - and win.

Yah. We're good with numbers.

We get the details right.

Talk the talk

A winning bid is about more than price. It shows that you know exactly what it takes to get the job done right. With the help of our consultants, you'll look like a pro.

The devil is in the details

Our consultants will build you an estimate that doesn’t miss a thing. From NYC to SF, they understand how costs change across markets so your estimate will hit the mark.

Submit a winning bid

Get a jump on the competition. Our consultants have years of experience creating estimates, negotiating fees and usage rights. In short, we're experts.

Meet the Consultants

Real world experience.

  • Karen D'Silva is one of today's most influential creatives. She has made a career out of deciphering the commercial photography industry, starting in the stock world as an Editor, Art Director, and finally Creative Director for Photonica. Today, Karen brings her unique talents to Agency Access as a Consultant and lecturer.

  • The ability to recognize a client’s needs and find a clear path to success is one of the many intangibles that Jennifer Kilberg provides. With eighteen years’ experience in the industry as a buyer and photo editor to name a few, she provides a unique insight and remains a source of inspiration to her loyal (and growing) client base.

  • Previously an Art Producer with Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Kristina brings over a decade of experience to Agency Access. Her expertise in marketing, brand development and portfolio review and her passion for helping others to realize their potential makes her a sought-after consultant and guest speaker at events around the country.

  • Lynn brings a unique combination of agency and production experience to Agency Access. She’s intimately familiar with the business end of commercial photography and illustration and has, over the last two decades, worked with high-profile artists as an Art Buyer, Producer and Artist Rep at top firms including Leo Burnett Chicago.

  • Jennifer Perlmutter (JP) has worked with award-winning photographers and companies over the past seven years, including Greenhouse and Anderson Hopkins. She’s passionate about keeping up with industry trends and is always looking for innovative ways to get her clients’ work out into the public eye.

  • Prior to joining Agency Access, Andrea spent 15+ years honing her skills as both a Photo Editor and Photo Shoot Producer. She has worked for some of the country's top ranking magazines, including Runner’s World, Shape, M & F Hers, Maxim, Entertainment Weekly and New York Magazine.