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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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    What to Expect from a Career in Graphic Design

    What to Expect from a Career in Graphic Design
    h4. Graphic Designers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in graphic design. Nature of the Work Working Conditions "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/319 Employment Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Sources of Additional Information h4. Significant Points Among the five design occupations, graphic designers are expected to have the most new jobs through 2014; however, job ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in Fashion Design

    What to Expect from a Career in Fashion Design
    h4. Fashion Designers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in fashion design. • Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/318 • Employment • Job Outlook • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] h4. Significant Points In 2004, two-thirds of salaried fashion designers were employed in ...
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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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    What to Expect from a Career in Architecture

    What to Expect from a Career in Architecture
    h4. Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in architecture. • Nature of the Work • Working Conditions • "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/316 • Employment • Earnings • Related Occupations • Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] h4. Significant Points About 1 in 4 architects was self-employed—more than three times the ...
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    Nine Steps to Becoming an Artist

    Nine Steps to Becoming an Artist
    Have you always wanted to become an artist but never knew where to begin? You're in the right place! Our nine-step guide will show you how to make it in the art industry. We'll walk you through the best way to jump start your artistic career — whether you're an aspiring painter, cartoonist, sketch artist, or love pastels. Whatever your creative ...
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    Step Nine: Follow Up and Do Not Give Up

    Step Nine: Follow Up and Do Not Give Up
    Your first few studio visits will be hard, not to mention emotionally draining. That's okay. Artists are emotional people, but don't take your first few visits personally. Be prepared to not hear from clients, and brace yourself for harsh criticism. It's all part of the learning process. The important thing is you keep trying. Don't loose hope! The more you have ...
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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 Seven: Internships

    Step Seven: Internships
    Ideas for Internships For fine artists, internships in a gallery, museum, or non-profit institution are very valuable to understand the business side of making art and selling it. Working for an artist as a studio assistant is also a very valuable experience. It may open doors for you that would other wise be inaccessible. While you are working in any internship ...
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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 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 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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    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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    Step One: Recognize Your Abilities

    Step One: Recognize Your Abilities
    You’ve got talent! The first step to becoming an artist is admitting your talent to yourself. It can happen in any form. From drawing, to painting, to sculpting, etc. Are you a natural at drawing realistic images? Or do you have a knack for creating fantastic pictures from your imagination? If you're unsure about your artistic abilities, think about your childhood. ...
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    Step Two: Research Art Careers

    Step Two: Research Art Careers
    You've declared yourself an artist and analyzed your strengths. Great! Now it's time to find an art career of your dreams. You don't have to settle for an artistic career that pays pennies. It's easier than ever to breakout of the stereotype and have a successful creative career. The life of an artist isn't limited to posh galleries, lofts in New ...
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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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    Art Director

    Art Director
    h4. Job Description Art directors develop design concepts and review material that is to appear in periodicals, newspapers, and other printed or digital media. They decide how best to present information visually, so that it is eye catching, appealing, and organized. Art directors decide which photographs or artwork to use and oversee the design, layout, and production of material to be ...
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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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    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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    What to Expect from a Career as an Illustrator

    What to Expect from a Career as an Illustrator
    h4. Job Description Illustrators typically create pictures for books, magazines, and other publications and for commercial products such as textiles, wrapping paper, stationery, greeting cards, and calendars. Increasingly, illustrators are working in digital format, preparing work directly on a computer. Evidence of appropriate talent and skill, displayed in an artist’s portfolio, is an important factor used by art directors, clients, and ...
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