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    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?

    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?
    Just what are we supposed to be doing? As we get through design school and try to do a real job out in the world, we must pause and think sometimes. Just what is our job anyway? What are we really supposed to be doing? Is the whole thing simply a lot of words and pretty pictures? Is it fine art ...
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    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig

    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig
    Joyce Fownes is a principal at Perkins + Will, an architectural and interior design firm. Using her knowledge of interior design, as well as her professional accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), she leads the way in managing the creation of everything from corporate headquarters and commercial spaces to schools. What is your typical day like? It’s a ...
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    Vital Safety Tips for Outdoor Painters

    Vital Safety Tips for Outdoor Painters
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. Painting pretty pictures in the great outdoors is not a walk in the park. In fact, plein air painting is tough work. It takes us from the controlled environment of our studios and into the unpredictable environment of Mother Nature. Outdoor painting with a pochade box is a wonderful experience, but believe it or ...
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    Step One: Recognize Your Abilities

    Step One: Recognize Your Abilities
    You’ve got talent! The first step to becoming an artist is admitting your talent to yourself. It can happen in any form. From drawing, to painting, to sculpting, etc. Are you a natural at drawing realistic images? Or do you have a knack for creating fantastic pictures from your imagination? If you're unsure about your artistic abilities, think about your childhood. ...
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    Step Two: Research Art Careers

    Step Two: Research Art Careers
    You've declared yourself an artist and analyzed your strengths. Great! Now it's time to find an art career of your dreams. You don't have to settle for an artistic career that pays pennies. It's easier than ever to breakout of the stereotype and have a successful creative career. The life of an artist isn't limited to posh galleries, lofts in New ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer

    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer
    Thinking about becoming an interior designer? It’s a job that requires a little bit of everything, from sketching, designing, and arranging a space to managing budgets, clients, and staff — you’ll do it all. Moreover, a job in this field can provide chances to see the world and work with a wide range of people. Interior designers draw upon many disciplines ...
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    Creative Exposure: Photography Lighting and Perspective

    This photography class has been challenging throughout the quarter. I've been learning how to communicate a message or emotion in a photograph with the use of lighting, perspective, and small tricks done by adjusting the settings on the camera to create a creative exposure. The hardest part of the projects is finding the time to shoot, especially during the winter time ...
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    10 Ways Artists Can Overcome Spring Fever

    10 Ways Artists Can Overcome Spring Fever
    This article was originally posted on FineArtTips.com. This winter has been a bit too cold, long and confining for this native, California girl! I must admit I’ve caught Spring Fever, a common woe that strikes when the days begin to get longer and warmer. This time of year it is customary for people to blame Spring Fever for their restless or ...
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    Interior Designer

    Interior Designer
    h4. Job Description Interior Design refers to the decoration and functionality of any interior space. Interior Designers act as consultants to ensure that their clients get what they want and need. Interior Designers must be good with color, fabric, and furniture; they must have knowledge of materials and possess good communication skills; their work includes creating lay outs, and even purchasing, ...
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    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know

    [widget:inarticlebuttonquiz_successful_designer]Being a professional artist is as much about tenacity as it is about talent. Just because you have the creative ability to mold perception and shape moods using color, light, and sound, doesn’t mean you have what it takes to make it as an artist. In fact, being creative and being talented is rarely very lucrative. It takes a lot ...
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    Architect

    Architect
    h4. Job Description Architects create the overall aesthetic and look of buildings and other structures, but the design of a building involves far more than its appearance. Buildings also must be functional, safe, and economical and must suit the needs of the people who use them. Architects consider all these factors when they design buildings and other structures. Architects may be ...
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    6 Most Photogenic Places in America

    6 Most Photogenic Places in America
    Any photogenic city gives you hundreds of shooting options. It may be rich with color or offer strange, interesting angles. It may be populated with an exotic culture of people or surrounded by beautiful natural parks. Most importantly, photogenic cities inspire, giving visual artists a sense of wonder at the cities’ uncanny ability to seem different year after year. Check out ...
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    Step Two: Research Design Careers

    Step Two: Research Design Careers
    Here's the fun part! Find out about the various careers in the design field. There are many types of designers: Graphic Designers, Animators, Interior Designers, Typographers, Fashion Designers, Product Designers, Illustrators, etc... Wondering what you can do with a design major? A lot. There are a variety of career paths that can lead you into a lucrative career, without stifling your ...
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    Step Six: Networking for Designers

    Step Six: Networking for Designers
    Careers are built on networks. Your network consists of your classmates, teachers, family, friends, and mentors. These are people that support you and want you to succeed. Ask them if they know of any opportunities for you. Build your network. Who is Doing What You Want to Do? The best way to get a foot in the door is by making ...
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    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer

    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer
    The definition of success is certainly subjective. In terms of what makes a career successful one could measure success as it relates to salary, benefits and professional advancement. Interior designers strive to create intentional, fresh and personalized spaces for their clients. It’s a business of helping others. Designers are hired for their expertise in a variety of categories, not for their ...
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    How To Be Creative Even When Uninspired

    How To Be Creative Even When Uninspired
    Inevitably, there will be some projects in your create-on-demand role that you will be – let’s just say – “less than passionate” about. In fact, there will be some things you’re required to do that seem downright ridiculous and generally like a waste of time. How do you do with these projects? Do you rush through them so that you can ...
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    Best Art Careers for Your Zodiac Sign

    [widget:inarticlequiz_careerchange] Were you born to be rich? A 2008 survey of close to 9,000 workers determined that those born under Scorpio, Leo, Taurus, and Cancer are the most likely to earn over $100,000 per year. Sorry Capricorn and Aquarius, you folks are most likely to earn under $35,000 per year. We won’t all be rich, but we can find satisfaction ...
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    Mac or PC: The Better Choice for Designers?

    Mac or PC: The Better Choice for Designers?
    Designers need the right tools to create. It's been proven that the Adobe Creative Suite is an essential tool for designers. But the most important choice a designer or design company must make? Choosing between PC and Mac. It's no secret that the Mac has been labeled the "designer" machine, whereas PCs are solely for stuffy businessmen. But is Mac really ...
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    Painter

    Painter
    h4. Job Description: Painters can sell their work outright to collectors or through galleries. Painters also render drawings, illustrations, and sketches of buildings, products, or models, working from sketches, blueprints, memory, or reference materials. Painters paint scenic backgrounds, murals, and other renderings for motion-picture and television sets, glass artworks, and exhibits. Painters develop paintings, drawings, diagrams, and models of medical or ...
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    Sculptuor

    Sculptuor
    h4. Job Description: Sculpture is an art form in three dimensions, involving crafted works of almost any material, including clay, glass, metal, plaster, stone, wood, pulp, or anything else that can be manipulated, molded or attached. Sculptures range from tiny models and collectibles to very larger-than-life monuments. In today’s society, sculptors may work in foundries, galleries, museums, personal studios or movie ...

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