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    8 Career Goals for Creatives

    8 Career Goals for Creatives
    The new year is here and 2011 can be your blank canvas. Use it to take stock of your creative career and make a plan to grow and improve yourself throughout the year. To help you keep your artistic endeavors on the right track, we’ve come up with a list of eight ideas you should consider implementing into your creative ...
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    Nine Steps to Becoming an Artist

    Nine Steps to Becoming an Artist
    Have you always wanted to become an artist but never knew where to begin? You're in the right place! Our nine-step guide will show you how to make it in the art industry. We'll walk you through the best way to jump start your artistic career — whether you're an aspiring painter, cartoonist, sketch artist, or love pastels. Whatever your creative ...
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    Graphic Design Career Specialties

    Graphic Design Career Specialties
    About a quarter of all graphic designers are self-employed. They work on a contract basis in a variety of industries.Most full-time designers work for specialized design services, advertising companies, and computer design software firms. Advertising: Graphic designers in the advertising industry are responsible for creating artwork that goes into print and television advertisements, billboards, signs, brochures, and other materials. Book Design: ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in Architecture

    What to Expect from a Career in Architecture
    h4. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in architecture. • Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/316 • Employment • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] h4. Significant Points About 1 in 4 architects was self-employed—more than three times the ...
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    Choosing Your Graphic Design Specialty

    Choosing Your Graphic Design Specialty
    “Do you like to kern or would you rather vector?” Looking back, it's a little weird how you start your first years of art school not knowing what you want to major in (That's true for most of us, anyway). And when you finally choose, it feels like there are so many other big decisions to be made after. Like: What ...
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    What Type of Graphic Designer Are You?

    What Type of Graphic Designer Are You?
    I know we're all designers at heart and share some similar design habits, but there are many different realms of graphic design. The following is a profile list of the "species" of graphic designers that include characteristics they may have according to their industry. I hope that this may give you some perspective and the ability to more easily determine your ...
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    Myths About Passion and Your Art Career

    Myths About Passion and Your Art Career
    If you Google “find your passion” you will get 39,000,000 hits. Go to the self-help section of any bookstore and you will see 50 or more volumes on finding your passion, following your passion, living your passion. Every other social media bio has a reference to “passionate about.” Passion, as they say, is the new black. So I was hardly surprised ...
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    How to Choose Between Canon and Nikon DSLRs

    It's a question all photographers ask themselves: Should I get a Nikon or a Canon? Pro users are the first to admit that technical differences between the two iconic brands are not deciding factors. In fact, the more experienced the photographer, the more adamant they are that camera brands do not matter, according to veteran photographer Ken Rockwell. "It's like ...
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    Step Seven: Internships

    Step Seven: Internships
    Ideas for Internships For fine artists, internships in a gallery, museum, or non-profit institution are very valuable to understand the business side of making art and selling it. Working for an artist as a studio assistant is also a very valuable experience. It may open doors for you that would other wise be inaccessible. While you are working in any internship ...
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    Step Nine: Follow Up and Do Not Give Up

    Step Nine: Follow Up and Do Not Give Up
    Your first few studio visits will be hard, not to mention emotionally draining. That's okay. Artists are emotional people, but don't take your first few visits personally. Be prepared to not hear from clients, and brace yourself for harsh criticism. It's all part of the learning process. The important thing is you keep trying. Don't loose hope! The more you have ...
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    How to Move Through Rejection

    How to Move Through Rejection
    Cynthia Morris has been coaching artists, writers and entrepreneurs for over ten years. She is a published author, teacher, speaker, and artist who reignites the fun of the creative journey with her creativity excursions in Europe and the US. Cynthia recently spoke with us about helping artists deal with rejection. Visit her website and blog for more information about how Cynthia ...
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    Is Working for Free Good for Your Art Career?

    Is Working for Free Good for Your Art Career?
    Most professional Illustrators believe spec work to be a bad idea. And in most cases, they’re right. More often than not, working on spec hurts your business and wastes your valuable time and talent as a creative professional. However, there are times when it’s okay, or even beneficial, to work for free. Before you start booing, here are 3 examples of ...
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    What Kind of Artist Are You?

    What Kind of Artist Are You?
    It seems to me that there are two different kinds of artists in the world: Those who are quick to describe what kind of artist they are (”I’m a post-Marxist, Conceptual, feminist painter whose work is a inquiry into the notion of the organic…” ok, whatever) and those who just want to shrug and avoid the question all together by saying ...
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    Is a Video Game Design Career for You?

    Is a Video Game Design Career for You?
    If you're looking for a career that combines artistic creativity with technical know-how, all in an environment that actually encourages hours upon hours of game play, a career in video game design is definitely for you. As the video game market has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry, opportunities for talented designers have become abundant as the leading video game firms ...
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    8 Tips for Keeping Your Art Portfolio Fresh

    8 Tips for Keeping Your Art Portfolio Fresh
    Art is always evolving — constantly developing with the help of world and social trends, new technologies and so much more. As artists, we must keep up with these changes. Not only because our passion necessitates new ideas and new inspirations, but also because the artwork we previously thought to be finished, might now look painfully incomplete — such is the ...
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    Art Director-Film

    h4. Job Description Art directors design the physical environment of the film or television set to create the mood called for by the script. Television art directors may design elaborate sets for use in situation comedies or commercials. They supervise many different people, including illustrators, scenic designers, model makers, >carpenters, painters, electricians, laborers, set decorators, costume designers, and makeup and hairstyling ...
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    3D Design

    3D Design
    h4. Job Description 3D Design is the designing of three-dimensional space. The designer creates a model on screen as if it were in his mind. Having changed and added elements to complete the design, the model can be oriented to in plan, side or front views which become 2D projection drawings - exactly the same drawings that would be created with ...
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    Multimedia Artist

    Multimedia Artist
    h4. Job Description Media is a way of conveying information, and multimedia is the full range of methods in which such information is transferred. The most common are text, audio, video, and Internet, and professionals frequently combine media mediums in their work. A successful Internet and booming technology has caused the making and exchanging of information to be more profitable then ...
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    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials

    Draw the Human Form: 10 Video Tutorials
    Learning to draw the human form is a helpful skill for any visual professional to have in their back pocket. These 10 tutorials breakdown each feature of the human face and body so you can perfectly portray every detail. Watch and learn to draw everything form soulful eyes and facial wrinkles to superhero muscles! Have a video that's helped you master ...
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    Should You Design for a Big Firm or Small Company?

    Should You Design for a Big Firm or Small Company?
    The many worlds of ad design companies. It's amazing where you can find design. From packaging, to stationary, ads, and cd cover art. You see it on the water bottle you drink out of when you're at the gym. You read through it in a magazine at the hair salon. Even the places where design is created varies — from a ...

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