The Art of Hiring Help - Digital Media Diet guest post

For those of you interested in the logistics involved in hiring creative talent (artists, animators, writers, studios), check out this guest blog post written by Laloo's author, Lauren Freeman. Preview below - entire article available on Digital Media Diet's website, HERE.

Preview of full article from Digital Media Diet blog post published December 3, 2012:

For those of you in the preliminary stages of building your app, and wondering how to find artists/animators to contribute, you’ve come to the right place! This blog will discuss the pros and cons of working with contractors vs. outsource studios, and the bare minimum legal forms you should be prepared to have signed.

Please note, I am a firm believer in paying creatives for the work you are requesting, so if you’re looking for advice on how to get an artist to work for free, this isn’t the right blog. If you are looking for a paid artist, but not sure how to find one or if you should work with a studio then read on!

As the writer and independent developer of Laloo the Red Panda (iPad), a storybook app which is art/animation heavy, one of the first decisions I had to make when it came to building the app was how I would go about finding an art team.