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Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design

Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design

Valerie Atkisson | ArtBistro

Having researched the possibilities in the arts, think of which areas interest you most. Research how much art professions usually pay.

Median Annual Salary

Median annual earnings of salaried photographers were $26,170 in 2006.

Median annual earnings of Illustrators were $49,170 in 2006.

Mean annual earnings of Graphic Designers were $43,830 in 2006.

Mean annual earnings of Fashion Designers were $69,270 in 2006.

Median annual earnings of Interior Designers were $46,750 in 2006.

Median annual earnings of Animators and Multi-media were $51,350 in 2006.

Mean annual earnings of Art Directors were $78,420 in 2006.

Designers usually develop their skills through a bachelor’s degree program or other postsecondary training in design.

Earnings for self-employed designers vary widely; some well-established designers earn more than salaried designers.

Think about how much money you would like to make. Compare this with the salary range you have researched. Narrow the choices down to those that fit your skills, desired income and interest.




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