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    Are You a Sell Out Because You Sell Art?

    Are You a Sell Out Because You Sell Art?
    You love creating art. It’s your heart, your soul and essential to your sanity. But is supporting yourself with your art what you really want to do? Will you be able to maintain your integrity as an artist, with creative freedom and growth, when you have to make sales of your work to pay the bills? Would you be a slave ...
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    Explore Careers in Design

    Explore Careers in Design
    Are you interested in a design related career? If so check out our guide to design careers. Which career are you more suited to? You can find out here. You can also find out what you would typically make in the profession of your choice. Keep in mind that these are average salaries across geographic areas. Also, a mean salary includes ...
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    5 Cameras for Beginning Photographers

    Today's big-name cameras are almost uniformly good buys. Whether you're looking for a simple, compact point-and-shoot or a high-end digital SLR that accepts interchangeable lenses, here's a selection we think stands out from the crowd. Next: Best Budget Option: → [page] Best Budget Option:Kodak EasyShare C195 ($100) Pros: It used to be nearly impossible to find a quality digital camera ...
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    Graphic Design Industry Role Descriptions

    Graphic Design Industry Role Descriptions
    If you’re a recent college graduate or if you’re just now entering the workforce, you’ve probably looked at and applied for dozens of design jobs. You’re probably aware of most of the popular job titles in the design industry including everything from junior art director, senior art director, art director and beyond; but after reviewing all the descriptions for each, you ...
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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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    My Journey to Becoming an Illustrator

    My Journey to Becoming an Illustrator
    First off, I want to start by putting this quote in front of you. Read it twice. Giggle if you want to. An then let it seep in. Let it comfort you. "Nobody knows what the hell they are doing. (at least no one I know) You just prepare as best you can and make up the rest as you go. ...
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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 Eight: Studio Visits

    Step Eight: Studio Visits
    Preparing for the Studio Visit When someone is interested in your work, set up a studio visit to show them your work. Give them two meeting times to choose from and stay flexible to other times if it doesn't work out. If the appointment is more than a week away call (or email) them the week of the appointment to confirm. ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs

    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs
    What do a flea-market ringleader, a popsicle maker, and an architecture nerd have in common? They—and five others—have built successful careers doing something truly novel: exactly what they want. Name: Sonja Rasula Project: Unique L.A. Years at it: Two Many people didn’t get what Sonja Rasula was talking about when she floated plans in 2008 to put on a massive, 90,000-square-foot ...
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    Are Commercial Galleries Essential to Artists?

    Are Commercial Galleries Essential to Artists?
    For the majority of the last 100 years, artists have sold work through commercial galleries and is the most desirable way for artists to make a living. What should you expect (or not) from gallery representation? Read on for some useful expectations for gallery representation, as well as how best to get noticed.[photo:269917] Commercial galleries usually sell artists' works on commission. ...
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