Become an Artist >> Browse Articles

Browse Art Careers Articles

  • +16

    15 Awesomely Artistic Brew Labels

    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner... And, in the spirit of the only holiday that actually condones consuming copious amounts of beer, all things green and… pinching, we’ve gathered the 15 most artistic beer labels we could find. So sit back, relax and crack open a cold one (not at work, of course!) and take a look at ...
    Rated: +16
  • +1

    Tips for Great Beverage Packaging Design

    Tips for Great Beverage Packaging Design
    The primary goal of package design is to attract a customer’s attention. It is competing with many other similar products on the shelf, after all. Because it must stand out, it cannot simply inform the customer, but provoke feelings and emotions. The package design sells the product and must look attractive. There are many ways to be creative with package design ...
    Rated: +1
  • +2

    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste

    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste
    When it comes to the phrase “bad taste”, do you immediately go to stereotypical images of front porch flamingos and plastic-covered furniture? No, that’s the bad taste grandmother to the current generation’s mix of over-abundance in color, pattern and all things “trendy." If in your first meetings with a client you can sense a not-so-keen eye toward design, fear not – ...
    Rated: +2
  • +3

    How To Price Your Interior Design Work

    How To Price Your Interior Design Work
    You’ve worked hard. You have experience, resources, access to products, materials and finishes not always available to the general public. You are trained and have solutions for your clients. They are coming to you to save time and money, and of course, have a new, beautiful, finished project. But….How will your clients pay you for your services? There are a variety ...
    Rated: +3
  • +21

    Self-Motivating Through Creative Blocks

    Self-Motivating Through Creative Blocks
    This article was originally posted on WebdesignDepot.com. As designers, we need to be creative in order to be successful at our jobs. Coming up with ideas and creative solutions to problems is what we do on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to do so. Sometimes we get blocked creatively, and it seems like no matter how ...
    Rated: +21
  • +1

    What to Expect from a Career in Fashion Design

    What to Expect from a Career in Fashion Design
    h4. Fashion Designers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in fashion design. • Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/318 • Employment • Job Outlook • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] h4. Significant Points In 2004, two-thirds of salaried fashion designers were employed in ...
    Rated: +1
  • +12

    What to Expect from a Career in Photography

    What to Expect from a Career in Photography
    h4. Photographers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in photography. • Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/321 • Employment • Job Outlook • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information h4. Significant Points Competition for jobs is expected to be keen because the work is attractive ...
    Rated: +12
  • +1

    2011 Job Outlook for Artists

    [photo:268697] Part of building a meaningful and productive creative career is looking toward the future. If you’re an art student researching your interests, or an existing artist or career changer exploring your professional options, investigating your career’s outlook is a very smart idea. Whether you want to freelance, enter a business-oriented industry, or take a job in an art-related field at ...
    Rated: +1
  • +19

    Useful Advice for Aspiring Artists

    Useful Advice for Aspiring Artists
    I am often asked to give advice to aspiring designers hoping to make it in the industry. I have always found this to be an awkward question for me to answer because even after 10 years, I still feel like I’m an aspiring designer myself. So when I’m asked that question I tend to think back to my early days; I ...
    Rated: +19
  • +2

    Top Fashion Industry Job Descriptions and Trends

    Top Fashion Industry Job Descriptions and Trends
    Looking to get gain entry into the fashion industry or curious about opportunities for advancement in your field? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve selected the top fashion career paths, job descriptions and even highlighted what you can expect from each position based on real open job posts. For more information, click on the industry path that interests you. If ...
    Rated: +2
  • +1

    How to Design Responsibly

    How to Design Responsibly
    “Dubai Shares See Biggest Fall This Year” read the headline in the business section of the BBC World Service Web site near the end of 2009. As soon as we saw it, my architect friends and I began discussing crisis and chaos in the middle east’s wealthy city state. The architects directed most of their ire at bankers. Last year was ...
    Rated: +1
  • +1

    3 Questions to Ask Your Illustration Clients

    3 Questions to Ask Your Illustration Clients
    Have you ever had trouble figuring out what the heck your Illustration clients actually want? Whether they’ve worked with an Illustrator before or not, it can often be difficult for your clients to put their thoughts into words. Or, perhaps they’re not even sure themselves about what they’re looking for. The creative process can be tricky, especially if your client doesn’t ...
    Rated: +1
  • +10

    Step Eight: Interviewing

    Step Eight: Interviewing
    Preparing for the Interview When someone is interested in your work, set up an appointment to show them your portfolio. This could be a formal interview for a job or more informaltional, to ask them for design advice and opportunities. If the appointment is more than a week away call (or email) them the week of the appointment to confirm. If ...
    Rated: +10
  • +8

    Step Nine: Follow Up

    Step Nine: Follow Up
    Practice Gives You Experience Interviewing gets easier the more you do. Look at them as learning experiences and opportunities to sharpen your verbal communication skills. Follow Up Follow up with your contact within a couple of days, unless they have specifically told you not to contact them. Again, express your interest in the job and thank them for their time. You ...
    Rated: +8
  • +2

    Fashion Designer

    Fashion Designer
    h4. Job Description Fashion designers design clothing and accessories, creating original clothes according to market demands. Most fashion designers, however, work for apparel manufacturers, creating designs of men's, women's, and children’s fashions for the mass market. People in the fashion industry work for magazines, television shows, public relations firms and salons. Because style and fashion trends change quickly, fashion designers must ...
    Rated: +2
  • +6

    Art Director

    Art Director
    h4. Job Description Art directors develop design concepts and review material that is to appear in periodicals, newspapers, and other printed or digital media. They decide how best to present information visually, so that it is eye catching, appealing, and organized. Art directors decide which photographs or artwork to use and oversee the design, layout, and production of material to be ...
    Rated: +6
  • +1

    Cinematographer

    h4. Job Description Cinematographers, camera operators, and gaffers work together to capture the scenes in the script on film. Cinematographers compose the film shots to reflect the mood the director wishes to create. They do not usually operate the camera; instead, they plan and coordinate the actual filming. Camera operators handle all camera movements and perform the actual shooting. Assistant camera ...
    Rated: +1
  • +7

    What to Expect from a Career as an Illustrator

    What to Expect from a Career as an Illustrator
    h4. Job Description Illustrators typically create pictures for books, magazines, and other publications and for commercial products such as textiles, wrapping paper, stationery, greeting cards, and calendars. Increasingly, illustrators are working in digital format, preparing work directly on a computer. Evidence of appropriate talent and skill, displayed in an artist’s portfolio, is an important factor used by art directors, clients, and ...
    Rated: +7
  • Rate

    Desktop Publisher

    Desktop Publisher
    h4. Job Description Desktop publishers use computer software to format and combine text, data, photographs, charts, and other graphic art or illustrations into prototypes of pages and other documents that are to be printed. They then may print the document using a high resolution printer or they may send the materials, either in print form or electronically, to a commercial printer. ...
  • +3

    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business

    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business
    You love your art. [widget:inarticlebulleted_step_guides] Chances are, you’ve been doing it since you could hold a crayon, and there’s nothing that fulfills you like hiding away in a corner and creating your next masterpiece. There’s no doubt that you love being an artist, whether you draw, paint, collage, sculpt, or cut paper. But how do you take that thing that you ...
    Rated: +3

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