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    Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills

    Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills
    What Skills Do You Need? Look at the skills that you have and the skills that you will need to acquire to become the designer that you want to be. These skills will include leaning new software and principles of good design such as: color, spatial relationships, and typography. It will also be helpful to you to know about the history ...
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    "You’ll Never Make a Living as an Artist”

    "You’ll Never Make a Living as an Artist”
    Who said that to you? Was it your parents, who wore concerned looks while they tried to steer you into declaring a business major? Did your eyes glaze over as you imagined a noose around your neck, dragging you to a windowless cubicle in a nondescript office building where you would face a dreary existence for the rest of your life? ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Step Five: How to Choose a Design School

    Step Five: How to Choose a Design School
    What are your priorities? There is no perfect design school. What you have to do is to find one that matches your priorities and has a program you are looking for. As a general rule, consider these points: Location: Schools in New York and Los Angeles are great because they are also hot spots of creative talent. Learning in locations like ...
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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 Six: Networking as an Artist

    Step Six: Networking as an Artist
    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 artistic opportunities for you. Build your network. Who Is Doing What You Want to Do? Do your research. Meet people who are doing what you want to ...
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    Step Five: Choose an Art School

    Step Five: Choose an Art School
    There is no perfect art school. What you have to do is to find one that matches your priorities. The factors to consider are: • Location • Cost • Reputation • Strengths of the program • Teachers • Facilities Evaluate the Schools[widget:1978]Try to determine if the school can improve your strengths and your weaknesses that you have determined in Step 4. ...
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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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    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Backgrounds

    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Backgrounds
    Four times a week I look through your portfolios to choose work to go in the Featured Portfolio on the home page. This is one of the best parts of my job. I get to see what you are working on and often am very impressed with the caliber of work on ArtBistro. There is one main way that I think ...
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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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    Step Four: Identify Lacking Skills

    Step Four: Identify Lacking Skills
    What Skills Do You Need? Look at the skills that you have and the skills that you will need to acquire to become the artist that you want to be. These skills may include other subjects than learning a new medium or becoming more adept at figure drawing. You will also need to know about the history and theory associated with ...
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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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    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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    How to Break into Advertising

    How to Break into Advertising
    What's the most important qualification advertising agencies look for in young candidates, whether their interests lean toward the creative professions, account management or media buying? Industry experts say it's all about having the right instincts (and preferably some training) about how to deliver a crafted message to a targeted audience in the complex universe of advertising media. Here's a look at ...
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    Step Seven: Get an Internship

    Step Seven: Get an Internship
    On the Job Training The field of design is ever-changing, especially now that there are so many new technologies to learn. Start your practical education early by getting a field for the real world through design internships. An internship is a great way to network and get on-the-job training for graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and other design-oriented careers. Go to your ...
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    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 ...
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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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