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    10 Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be

    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part 1. Everyone has moments in their career when they look back and think, “If I had only known then what I know now....” After 15-plus years as a designer and design researcher at places like IBM, Trilogy, M3 Design, and now frog design, I know I certainly have. Which is ...
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    Graphic Designer

    Graphic Designer
    h4. Job Description Graphic designers—or graphic artists—plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print, electronic, and film media using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. Graphic designers develop the overall layout and production design of magazines, newspapers, ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in the Arts

    What to Expect from a Career in the Arts
    h4. Artists and Related Workers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in the arts. # Nature of the Work # Working Conditions # "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/315 # Employment # Job Outlook # Earnings # Related Occupations # Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] h4. Significant Points About 63 percent of artists and related workers ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Graphic Designer

    5 Steps to Becoming a Graphic Designer
    As the information era continues to progress, one thing becomes clear: we’re living in an increasingly visual world. From signs to web pages, corporate reports to corporate logos, the way visual messages are communicated is one of the most important areas of business. That’s why there’s a constant need for creative professionals to communicate these visual messages in the field of ...
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    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 ...
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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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    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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    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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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    Design Resources: Finding What You Need

    Design Resources: Finding What You Need
    Build Your Design Arsenal, Blow Away the Competition I think it’s safe to say that most designers cringe at the idea of using clip art in their work. When I think of clip art, I think back to the Intro to Computers class that I took in college where I was frequently forced to use clip art in my assignments. You ...
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    Step One: Recognize Your Design Abilities

    Step One: Recognize Your Design Abilities
    You’ve got talent! You have great ideas about how to communicate something visually. You are interested in computers and like to look at how websites and logos are designed. You enjoy art and design classes. You play with imaging software to make images look better and create your own animations, characters, or fashions. You are thinking about a career in design. ...
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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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    Fine Artist

    Fine Artist
    h4. Job Description Fine Art is a broad career field representing many disciplines which could include specialization in almost any artistic specialty in both the visual and performing arts. Career opportunities for Fine Artists specializing in visual arts include gallery artists, commission portrait artist, publicly and privately commissioned sculptor or printmaker, fine jewelry making and ceramics designer, background painter for animated ...
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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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    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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    8 Steps to Becoming a Fashion Designer

    8 Steps to Becoming a Fashion Designer
    Are you thinking of becoming a fashion designer? Like Halston, Lagerfeld, and de la Renta, you’ll be creating way more than just art – you’ll be creating art people live their lives in. And while some may think fashion and appearance are superficial, you know that what you do helps people present themselves to the world, get hired, impress a first ...
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    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 ...
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    8 Career Goals for Creatives

    Sketch Daily No matter what kind of artist you are, taking the time to sketch down ideas in a notebook will improve your body of work and sharpen your skills. By making a commitment to sketch out thoughts and designs on a daily basis, you’ll be surprised with just how many different directions your artwork can go. Don’t let that next ...
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