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    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry

    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry
    It may come as a shock, but the design industry can be very competitive and sometimes cutthroat. Even the most talented and experienced graphic designers among us will tell you how difficult it can be at times, to earn a living. That is because in order to make a living from design, a graphic designer must always be on the lookout ...
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    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 – ...
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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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    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 ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry

    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry
    h4. Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in curating and architecture. # Nature of the Work # Working Conditions # "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com:8080/education/articles/317 # Employment # Job Outlook # Earnings # Related Occupations # Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] h4. Significant Points Most worked in museums, historical sites, ...
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    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 ...
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    Is Good Art About Hype or Talent?

    Is Good Art About Hype or Talent?
    Hello, Dr. Maisel, I wonder if it’s possible to make it on talent alone or is hyping your art three-quarters of the battle? You know which answer I hope to hear! But I fear that the real answer is, hyping your art is essential. Is it? Lydia L., New York City Thank you, Lydia: Let me give a slightly tongue-in-cheek answer ...
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    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 ...
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    Photographer

    Photographer
    h4. Job Description Photography is an infant in the world of visual arts. It has only been in existence for a few hundred years. However, it has made a name for itself within the expanding world of the visual arts. Originally, photography was limited by the boundaries of visual reality. With time, professionals in the field have tested the rules of ...
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    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 ...
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    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives

    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives
    There are few things that I can say to my fellow create-on-demand pros that broadly applies, but of this statement I feel pretty confident: we are busy. We’re not busy in the sense that we have a lot to do, but we’re busy in the sense that we have a lot on our minds. We are typically conceptually mulling over several ...
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    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 ...
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    Steps to Starting Your Interior Design Firm

    Interested in starting your very own design firm? A big venture like creating your own design business could have you rolling in cash, working your own set hours...or pulling your hair out. Here are some tips to keep your endeavors profitable, stimulating and most of all fun! Work for a design firm and gain experience. One of the best ways to ...
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    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines

    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines
    Dr. Maisel, I have a deadline coming up in a few months and I’m finding myself procrastinating badly. Any tips? - Barbara L., Minneapolis Thanks, Barbara. Here are some tips from artists and writers about how they meet their deadlines—and how you can meet yours. Jerry, a portrait painter, explained: “The thing that works best for me is to have a ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Architect

    5 Steps to Becoming an Architect
    Lots of careers can make a difference in a community, but none quite in the same way as the field of architecture. An architects’ main responsibility is to design functional buildings, but that’s just scratching the surface. Architects are vital in the way that cities, towns and individual buildings look and operate. They need to be able to understand building codes ...
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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps
    It seems like these days everyone is using a photography app for the their smartphones to make their digital photos more artistic and creative. But with all the photo apps out there, how do you know which app is right for you? Lucky for you, we’ve broken down the most popular apps into pros, cons, and pricing, so you can figure ...
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    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers

    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers
    The Art of Emotional Branding Marketing the iPhone is not the exact same as marketing fashion. But I do have to take a second to tip my hat to the amazing marketing job those folks have done over there at Apple. Our industry, for the most part, isn’t about week long lines and switching networks or the general fiasco that preceded ...
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    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 ...
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    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!

    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!
    The National Council of Interior Designers Qualification is an independent, nonprofit organization which protects the health and safety of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. The NCIDQ created an exam for professional interior designers. In addition to education requirements and experience, passing the NCIDQ Exam represents competency in business procedures, business ethics and communication ...
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    Printmaking

    Printmaking
    h4. Job Description: Printmaking is an art which involves the transferring of an image from one surface (such as an inked plate) to another (such as paper, fabric, metal or wood). The art finds its strength in its artistic value and its ability to be replicated, contributing greatly to the definition of world cultures. One will find alternative printmaking techniques as ...
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