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    Get the Art Director to Pay You a Fair Salary

    Get the Art Director to Pay You a Fair Salary
    Pay Me Already! We all want to get paid a fair salary. Not only a fair wage but also one that is a true reflection of what our skills are worth in the market. You may feel like asking for a raise is like asking for a first born child or the Battle at the Bay of Pigs. You may fear ...
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    Successfully Close Your Design Interview

    Successfully Close Your Design Interview
    From Monster.com "So, when do I start?" A question like that is about as aggressive as you can get at the close of the interview. It may knock the interviewer for a loop and appear to be overly aggressive, but some people think of it as closing the sale. For some people it has worked. For others this approach may not ...
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    Can You Do Art and Illustration?

    Can You Do Art and Illustration?
    I mentioned that I would show and tell what I was going to submit to Nahcotta for the show opening in February. The show is called the Enormous Tiny Art Show, and all art has to be small. They invited me to be part of the show just as I had started a series of artworks for myself that were all ...
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    Designers: Do You Earn What You're Worth?

    Designers: Do You Earn What You're Worth?
    The hot topic of earning what we're worth has been around probably since the days of scribes. Did they get paid what they were worth when copying books and manuscripts, if even at all? Did they get compensated for hand cramps or carpal tunnel syndrome? Oh, that's right, carpal tunnel didn't exist then. Anyway, the point of artists in the fine ...
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    Interview Tips for Landing a Creative Job

    Interview Tips for Landing a Creative Job
    Dan Garriott chuckles as he recounts the time he met a man who has since become a good friend, and they got to talking about their vocations. He's a big-time tech recruiter, says Garriot. I met him at a party, and he introduced himself as a ‘flesh merchant.' But Garriott, who eight months ago founded Right Brain Resource, a small creative-staffing ...
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    I Hate Politics!!! I’m Referring to the Office Kind.

    I Hate Politics!!!  I’m Referring to the Office Kind.
    I hate politics!!! I’m referring to the office kind. I’ve worked in offices with four to 320 people…there are big differences. In a small office it can be hard to deal with the personalities because there is no place to hide. But in a larger office the politics can get complex and messy. Over the past several years I’ve come to ...
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    Dealing With Rejection in Graphic Design

    Dealing With Rejection in Graphic Design
    Many times, I look at rejection in the graphic design world the same way I look at rejection in my personal world, and that's not good. I tend to take it too personally. So, I need to look at rejection for what it really is and not that it's all about me. My proposals or quotes may get rejected sometimes simply ...
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    Help Your Family Adapt to Your Home Art Business

    Help Your Family Adapt to Your Home Art Business
    s schedule while maintaining your work time. But you must work with your family, not against it, to strike the right balance for everyone.
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    Informational Interview Tips for Creatives

    Informational Interview Tips for Creatives
    From Monster.com Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a creative career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Recent Art School Grad

    Resume Dilemma: Recent Art School Grad
    From Monster.com You've spent four years or more building your artistic knowledge and perhaps even earned a high GPA. So why aren't employers clamoring for your graphic design, illustration or fine art services? The problem you and other new graduates face is that hiring managers are more interested in what you can do for them than what you did in art ...
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    Top Resources for a Art Resume Help

    Top Resources for a Art Resume Help
    From Monster.com You've decided you need a second opinion on your resume, but where should you turn? We've gathered the top eight resources for resume critiques, as well as the pros and cons of each, to help you find the best reviewer for your needs. Professional Resume Writers Resume writers can provide excellent advice on how to improve your resume, says ...
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    A Designers' Secret Weapon: Testimonials

    A Designers' Secret Weapon: Testimonials
    In this dog-eat-dog world of creativity and design, there may be times when we throw our hands up in the air and ask, Why? or Do I really know what the heck I'm doing? Well, at least I do. It is really hard sometimes to get a pat on the back or some other sort of validation in the professional world, ...
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    An Artist's Priorities: Space or Laundry

    An Artist's Priorities: Space or Laundry
    Space to work is essential to an artist, and it is for me. I had a big space, a very big space. If this is your priority you may find yourself giving in to some trade-offs. In New York City anything that you can afford comes with some trade-offs such as: questionable neighborhood, few amenities, and long walks. [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] But the ...
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