Become an Artist >> Browse Articles

Browse Art Careers Articles

  • +4

    Be Productive Even in Short Studio Sessions

    Be Productive Even in Short Studio Sessions
    Dear Dr. Maisel: Like any artist, I crave long periods of time in the studio. But in fact those long periods are awfully hard to come by and I know that I’m letting all those smaller bits of time that are available to me get away from me. Any thoughts on reclaiming those lost, fleeting minutes that fly by each day? ...
    Rated: +4
  • +3

    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 ...
    Rated: +3
  • +4

    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 ...
    Rated: +4
  • +2

    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 ...
    Rated: +2
  • +34

    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 ...
    Rated: +34
  • +9

    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Art

    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Art
    Having researched the possibilities in the arts, think of which areas interest you most. Research how much money the professions usually pay (this can be difficult for fine artists - more interviewing may be necessary). Median Annual Salary $29,000 as the Median Annual Salary for Artists in the U.S. About 63 percent of artists and related workers are self-employed. [widget:9_step_guide_in_article_widget_3] Keen ...
    Rated: +9
  • +3

    How to Break into Advertising

    How to Break into Advertising
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
    Rated: +3
  • +9

    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, ...
    Rated: +9
  • +17

    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 ...
    Rated: +17
  • +8

    Animator / 3D

    Animator / 3D
    h4. Job Description Animators work primarily in motion picture and video industries, advertising, and computer systems design services. They draw by hand and use computers to create the series of pictures that form the animated images or special effects seen in movies, television programs, and computer games. Storyboards also serve as guides to placing actors and cameras on the television or ...
    Rated: +8
  • +6

    6 Most Photogenic Places in America

    San Francisco, CA [photo:297516] The most beautiful small city in the U.S., San Francisco continually surprises photographers. Local pro Thomas Hawk recently compiled a list of his favorite spots in the city and called it “infinitely visual” because its vast variety of “micro neighborhoods” contain extremely distinct residents, buildings, and nature spots. The blue-collar, multihued Latino Mission neighborhood looks and feels ...
    Rated: +6
  • -1

    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 ...
    Rated: -1
  • +1

    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?

    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?
    As the world of technology evolves and people become more concerned about environmental issues, it's the job of the graphic design world to grow with these trends. In efforts to be green, save trees and conserve resources, there's more demand than ever to communicate design both digitally and on printed materials. Most artists can design for either medium, but knowing the ...
    Rated: +1
  • +9

    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 ...
    Rated: +9
  • +53

    Nine Steps to Becoming a Designer

    Nine Steps to Becoming a Designer
    Do you want to become a designer but don’t know where to begin? Or are you a current or second career designer? You're in the right place! Here is a nine-step guide to help you along the way. We'll show you the different paths to a career in the arts, how to choose a school, and how to get your dream ...
    Rated: +53
  • +4

    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 ...
    Rated: +4
  • +2

    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 ...
    Rated: +2
  • +5

    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 ...
    Rated: +5
  • +5

    Drawing

    Drawing
    h4. Job Description: Drawing is a basic technique that very often is the first artistic skill to be developed by people in their lifetimes. As such, it is often considered to be the foundation of an artist’s ability, and those who choose to further develop their talent may end up in any number of artistic or technical fields. The most common ...
    Rated: +5
  • +2

    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 ...
    Rated: +2

Find the right campus or online art or design program for you!