“I Just Like to Make Things” Book

I Just Like to Make Things

“Lilla Rogers is a colourful, creative juggernaut. How else to describe a prolific artist who is not only a talented illustrator, teacher, lecturer, mentor, mother and craft-maker, but also a respected agent who has been in the business for 30 years? Rogers’ charming work and lush website featuring, amongst other visual delights, the 38 other illustrators she represents, are testaments to the fact that such a Herculean creative workload is not only possible but grounds for a creative vision as powerful as it is unique.”
— UPPERCASE Magazine

Lilla is the queen of pattern and illustration licensing.  She’s got an incredible eye  for design and is always on the cutting edge of what’s new and exciting.
— Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge


I Just Like to Make Things: Learn the Secrets to Making Money While Staying Passionate About Your Art and Craft offers crafters,art school grads, creative professionals, or anyone who just loves making things,
valuable information on transforming artistic talent into a viable, lucrative career.

Lilla Rogers is one of the most successful illustration agents in the in the industry, managing the careers of over 38 high-caliber artists whose works you’ve undoubtedly seen in children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and on scads of deliciously designed goods from bed linens and tote bags to journals and wall art.

This dazzling, colorful volume of insightful personal advice and hard-core real-life information on getting work in a huge range of art markets is grounded in the wisdom and experience of a long and buzzing career. Filled with playsheets, case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative, Lilla shares her insights into how to leverage various working styles and remain productively focused on your artistic output.

  • Learn to master the psychological challenges that come with being a working artist
  • Find detailed information about all the markets in which you can sell your work
  • Hear from leading industry art directors on what they want, how to pitch, and what they look for

Gain a wealth of information, inspiration, and know-how on moving your artistic career forward from one of the most successful illustration agents in the industry!

I Just Like to Make Things is a dazzling, colorful volume of career and personal advice for artists, filled with ideas, playsheets (as opposed to worksheets), case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative. These pages are grounded in the wisdom and experience gleaned from a long and buzzing career as creative juggernaut Lilla Rogers shares her analysis of leveraging various working styles and ways to keep your art fresh. Artist interviews provide inside details about the best jobs, as well as tips on how to work smart and stay creative. You’ll also find annotated case studies of several successful art jobs, in addition to coloring book pages, hand-drawn charts, and lots of crazy fun.


Acquire real-life, professional advice from an artist known for setting the trend with I Just Like to Make Things!

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Barnes & Noble