The Color of Ink is a searchable data base that makes finding reliable professional illustrators of color from around the world easy.

The Color of ink is free to list and open to all genders who identify as Black/AA, Asian, Indigenous Minorities and Hispanic. To be eligible you must have an updated portfolio of professional level illustration work. Social media sites are not an acceptable substitute. To Sign up “register” on the my account page. Once you’ve been approved we will send you an email and you can login and upload your info. After that you will be able to update and magage your account from the same “My Account” Page

Step 1: Register on the “My Account” Page

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Step 2: After you recieve the confirmation email go back to the “My Account” page and log using the username and password you created when you registered and upload your profile details. Click on the “Add Post” that appears in the menu. From there you can add the information that will apear as your profile.

Step 3: Your all set! You can comback anytime and manage your account and profile details. 

If you want to update your profile as it appears on the website log into your accout and click the “My Posts” From there you can edit your profile.  Do not use the Add Post link as additional posts will not appear.

We approve each illustrator to make they have a track record of consistent, professional level work. Not all submissions will be approved but we strive to approve as many as we can. By doing this we make sure it’s an up-to-date, reliable list of top-notch professionals that clients can rely on. 

approval time usually take between 1-3 days. We do not sell or share your email with anyone and we do not send out unsolicited emails.

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