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    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer

    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer
    The definition of success is certainly subjective. In terms of what makes a career successful one could measure success as it relates to salary, benefits and professional advancement. Interior designers strive to create intentional, fresh and personalized spaces for their clients. It’s a business of helping others. Designers are hired for their expertise in a variety of categories, not for their ...
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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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    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know

    [widget:inarticlebuttonquiz_successful_designer]Being a professional artist is as much about tenacity as it is about talent. Just because you have the creative ability to mold perception and shape moods using color, light, and sound, doesn’t mean you have what it takes to make it as an artist. In fact, being creative and being talented is rarely very lucrative. It takes a lot ...
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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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    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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    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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    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know

    10 Secrets Every New Artist Should Know
    Being a professional artist is as much about tenacity as it is about talent. Just because you have the creative ability to mold perception and shape moods using color, light, and sound, doesn’t mean you have what it takes to make it as an artist. In fact, being creative and being talented is rarely very lucrative. So what are the 10 ...
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    12 Step Plan to Building a Thriving Art Career

    1. Build a Supportive Network [widget:inarticlebulleted_networking] First off, you can’t do this alone. Working in your studio is a lonely business most times. You need a community. I tell my students and my clients to hang out with passionate people, other artists, visual, writers, poets, performance artists. Anyone who inspires you, understands what you’re going through, and will share opportunities ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    3 Questions to Ask Your Illustration Clients

    3 Questions to Ask Your Illustration Clients
    Have you ever had trouble figuring out what the heck your Illustration clients actually want? Whether they’ve worked with an Illustrator before or not, it can often be difficult for your clients to put their thoughts into words. Or, perhaps they’re not even sure themselves about what they’re looking for. The creative process can be tricky, especially if your client doesn’t ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Self-Motivating Through Creative Blocks

    Self-Motivating Through Creative Blocks
    This article was originally posted on WebdesignDepot.com. As designers, we need to be creative in order to be successful at our jobs. Coming up with ideas and creative solutions to problems is what we do on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to do so. Sometimes we get blocked creatively, and it seems like no matter how ...
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