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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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    2011 Job Outlook for Artists

    [photo:268697] Part of building a meaningful and productive creative career is looking toward the future. If you’re an art student researching your interests, or an existing artist or career changer exploring your professional options, investigating your career’s outlook is a very smart idea. Whether you want to freelance, enter a business-oriented industry, or take a job in an art-related field at ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer

    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer
    Thinking about becoming an interior designer? It’s a job that requires a little bit of everything, from sketching, designing, and arranging a space to managing budgets, clients, and staff — you’ll do it all. Moreover, a job in this field can provide chances to see the world and work with a wide range of people. Interior designers draw upon many disciplines ...
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    8 Steps to Becoming an Illustrator

    8 Steps to Becoming an Illustrator
    Congratulations on making the decision to pursue your passion! There are many ways to make it in illustration without succumbing to starving artist syndrome. Plus, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, illustrators can look forward to amazing job growth — especially in the digital field. Sounds like you're in the right place! Jump start your career with these eight ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Photographer

    5 Steps to Becoming a Photographer
    Are you thinking of becoming a photographer? You’re in good company. Joining the likes of Annie Leibovitz, Gilles Bensimon, and Richard Avedon, you’re about to enter into a profession bursting with creative opportunity and artistic expression and one that can vastly differ depending upon the division of the industry you choose. As a photographer, you’ll produce and preserve images that paint ...
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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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    5 Steps to Becoming an Animator

    5 Steps to Becoming an Animator
    Are you thinking of becoming an animator? As a fairly new artistic career path, it’s a profession filled with opportunity and guarantees a career packed with continuous learning and opportunities creating special effects or animation and working with various media, such as video, computers, movies, music videos, and commercials. You’ll find more than one way of being creative — and you’ll ...
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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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    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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    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer

    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer
    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part II. Part 1 of this letter was published last week. Here is part 2 and the second 10 things you ought to pay attention to as you build your design career. 1. Never stop learning While I use most of my projects as learning vehicles, I find that this isn’t enough. ...
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    How to Design Responsibly

    How to Design Responsibly
    “Dubai Shares See Biggest Fall This Year” read the headline in the business section of the BBC World Service Web site near the end of 2009. As soon as we saw it, my architect friends and I began discussing crisis and chaos in the middle east’s wealthy city state. The architects directed most of their ire at bankers. Last year was ...
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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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    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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    Are Commercial Galleries Essential to Artists?

    Are Commercial Galleries Essential to Artists?
    For the majority of the last 100 years, artists have sold work through commercial galleries and is the most desirable way for artists to make a living. What should you expect (or not) from gallery representation? Read on for some useful expectations for gallery representation, as well as how best to get noticed.[photo:269917] Commercial galleries usually sell artists' works on commission. ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    What Kind of Artist Are You?

    What Kind of Artist Are You?
    It seems to me that there are two different kinds of artists in the world: Those who are quick to describe what kind of artist they are (”I’m a post-Marxist, Conceptual, feminist painter whose work is a inquiry into the notion of the organic…” ok, whatever) and those who just want to shrug and avoid the question all together by saying ...
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