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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) [widget:inarticlebulleted_bad_habits] ...
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    What to Do When A New Logo Goes Bad

    What to Do When A New Logo Goes Bad
    I recently came across an online review/rant about a new logo design for the New York City taxi fleet. We all love that sea of yellow that comes rolling downtown in NYC, right? (especially when it's raining). Well, come to find out that what was to be an idea of upgrading the look of the cars and giving a new brand ...
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    The Case Against Design Contests

    The Case Against Design Contests
    Here's a contrarian take on design contests, from Don Norman at Core77: "Why are shows bad? Shouldn't we reward good design? Sure, if that's what the shows accomplish, but they don't. In fact, I believe they do harm to the profession. They reward the visible parts - styling - and ignore the most important, but hardest parts: interaction, experience, truly meeting ...
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Art Job

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Art Job
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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    Should Artists Blog?

    Should Artists Blog?
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. Professionals artists and novices alike would agree that art lends itself to solitude. From the studio to the gallery — both creating and viewing art tends to be an individualized experience. But is this a necessity of the field, or just a bad habit? Art blogs help artists to reach beyond the canvas or ...
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    Open Studios and Selling Your Artwork for a VW

    Open Studios and Selling Your Artwork for a VW
    Would you sell your work for a Volkswagen Bus? Find out how one artist chose to do so rather than make no sale at all. Selling your work out of your own studio is a common and often successful practice for many artists. What are the best practices for doing so? If you do not have a gallery affiliation or if ...
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    Six Tips to Becoming a Craft Show Superstar

    Six Tips to Becoming a Craft Show Superstar
    In an age where consumers have become as comfortable with e-commerce as they have with e-mail, the prospect of maintaining a presence in the physical marketplace can be lost on many a creative entrepreneur. But being physically present at a local craft show, arts and crafts festival, or business forum can be what sets your craft-brand-business apart from the competition. Even ...
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    Blog It For a Better Portfolio Website

    Blog It For a Better Portfolio Website
    In previous parts of this series, we’ve focused on how to make the most of your website design, image gallery, and About page. We’ve even gone a step further in making our case as a seasoned professional by including a list of recent projects and testimonials. Now that you’ve proven your worth as an Illustrator, how do you get your visitor ...
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    Why Artists Get Discouraged

    Why Artists Get Discouraged
    Today, I see many artists who want more exposure for their art and in order to achieve more sales of their art. In order to meet this goal, artists will begin to promote their art work with a marketing program. When that marketing does not produce the results that were hoped for, the artist becomes discouraged and gives up their marketing ...
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    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation

    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation
    The Big Picture: Like many things in life, reaching an important goal involves a lot of hard work. It also takes time, patience and a little luck. It is impossible to achieve an important goal, such as getting gallery representation alone. It takes a network of people and supporters. Whereas a very few artists seem to land in a gallery with ...
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    Prepare for Art Licensing Trade Shows

    Prepare for Art Licensing Trade Shows
    If you are planning to exhibit at any of the 2011 art licensing shows, there is no time like the present to begin planning your art, your booth, your strategies and more. I just discovered this great video that SURTEX did during the 2010 show last May - it gives a great feel for what the show looks like as well ...
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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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    Get the Most Bang out of Your Marketing Campaign

    Get the Most Bang out of Your Marketing Campaign
    To maximize your marketing and communications campaigns you need to deliver your messaging in three methods. They are: on-site, in print, and on-line. Repeat messaging in a consistent and distinctive presentation will ensure that your campaign breaks through the clutter. In today’s multimedia-saturated culture we have more tools at our disposal than ever before – and because of this more messages ...
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    Branding is What you Are Really Selling: Hope...in a Jar

    Branding is What you Are Really Selling: Hope...in a Jar
    Forget about Oprah's latest "Eat..Pray...Love," phenomenon book...this week I am personally enjoying "Advanced Brand Management,"by Paul Temporal...and I have to say it is quite wonderful;) Even more wonderful if you're really trying to define your brand. One of the most crucial decisions a company can make. Author Temporal urges companies to analyze what business they are really in....for example a brand ...
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    Best Practices for Selling Art Online

    Best Practices for Selling Art Online
    More artists are selling their work online. Have you ever thought of just making some art that people might like to buy (the kind you mother wishes you would make) and sell it on Ebay? Who knows it could be a lucrative second career! Or perhaps you just love to photograph or paint anything and everything and you are are talented. ...
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    8 Ways to Promote Your Artwork Offline

    8 Ways to Promote Your Artwork Offline
    Everyday artists are being instructed by experts how to promote their art business online, in social media and in all ways digitally. The experts espouse these “must do’s and must have’s” on how an artist should market themselves virally. Yes, digital marketing is extremely important, but artists should not forget to market and promote themselves offline as well. Marketing offline is ...
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    An Artist’s Guide to Social Media Success

    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
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    Channel Miss Piggy to Be a More Successful Artist

    Channel Miss Piggy to Be a More Successful Artist
    I remember a few obsessions from my middle school years... Scott Baio (what pre-teen girl wasn't obsessed with Scott Baio!) and Miss Piggy from the Muppets. I had a section of the basement in my house with a big table where I could be a mess and do any art or craft I wanted. I can still picture it - there ...
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    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?

    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?
    Hello, Dr. Maisel, I’ve been wondering about the following question. Is it smarter to “be myself” when I present myself in the art marketplace (and I’m not so sure that “me” is either attractive or wanted) or should I try to adopt some persona and “be somebody” the marketplace wants (if I could figure out who that might be)? I’m guessing ...
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