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    Job Profile: Costume Designer

    *THE JOB* *Costume designers are responsible* for the costumes needed for theatrical productions. They assess the condition of what's available, and then select, procure, fit, alter and clean costumes for cast members. *This job involves being a bit of an historian,* because costume designers spend many hours reviewing fashions of historical periods and characters to be portrayed. *They also review scripts ...
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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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    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business

    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business
    You love your art. [widget:inarticlebulleted_step_guides] Chances are, you’ve been doing it since you could hold a crayon, and there’s nothing that fulfills you like hiding away in a corner and creating your next masterpiece. There’s no doubt that you love being an artist, whether you draw, paint, collage, sculpt, or cut paper. But how do you take that thing that you ...
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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 Art

    [photo:270039]Are you interested in a career in the arts? If so check out our guide to art careers. What creative career is right for you? View job descriptions, step guides, as well as featured groups and discussions to help you choose the best path. [photo:270036]Architecture and Interior DesignLots of careers can make a difference in a community, but none quite in ...
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    Creative Exposure: Photography Lighting and Perspective

    This photography class has been challenging throughout the quarter. I've been learning how to communicate a message or emotion in a photograph with the use of lighting, perspective, and small tricks done by adjusting the settings on the camera to create a creative exposure. The hardest part of the projects is finding the time to shoot, especially during the winter time ...
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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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    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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    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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    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig

    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig
    Joyce Fownes is a principal at Perkins + Will, an architectural and interior design firm. Using her knowledge of interior design, as well as her professional accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), she leads the way in managing the creation of everything from corporate headquarters and commercial spaces to schools. What is your typical day like? It’s a ...
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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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    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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    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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    Is Research a Crucial Part of Good Design?

    Is Research a Crucial Part of  Good Design?
    To do our best work, designers must have a full understanding of the problem to solve the issues at hand. Doing upfront research is a pivotal step in the upfront design process. We must get to know the industry landscape to ensure the creative product will be unique and marketable for our clients. Our clients bring industry expertise to the table ...
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    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Warping and Proportions

    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Warping and Proportions
    Photographing your work can be tricky. But it is important to photograph it well. With Photoshop these days one can hide many photography sins, but there are a few things that are better handled with the photograph itself before you get the image into Photoshop. In part one, we talked about backgrounds in the photography of your work. In part three ...
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    The Luxury of Customer Loyalty

    The Luxury of Customer Loyalty
    The only thing that may stop a customer from buying True Religion jeans from Saks instead of Barney’s is that they have a Barney’s card. With Barney’s points based program you get money back for every dollar that you spend. So although Barney’s rests at the top of the luxury fashion food chain, they still have a loyalty program similar to ...
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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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    Architect

    Architect
    h4. Job Description Architects create the overall aesthetic and look of buildings and other structures, but the design of a building involves far more than its appearance. Buildings also must be functional, safe, and economical and must suit the needs of the people who use them. Architects consider all these factors when they design buildings and other structures. Architects may be ...
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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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    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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