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    10 Creative Careers Open Now

    Looking for a creative career, but aren’t sure what’s out there? Well, we’ve done the digging for you! Here are 10 different creative jobs that are currently hiring, including entry level and part-time positions, as well as full-time, permanent positions requiring more experience and training. Companies are in fields ranging from restaurants to universities and design firms. Now, we know ...
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    How Do Artists Make Money?

    How Do Artists Make Money?
    How do you make money as an artist? Many people who aren't artists wonder this, and many seasoned artists wonder the same thing! Of course artists know that to make money, you must sell work. But there other methods of making money that you may not be aware of. Here are the top 10 ways that artists can make money. Each ...
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    10 Creative Careers Open Now

    10 Creative Careers Open Now
    Looking for a creative career, but aren't sure what's out there? Well, we’ve done the digging for you! Here are 10 different graphic design jobs that are currently hiring, including entry level and contract positions, as well as full-time, permanent positions requiring more experience and training. Companies are in fields ranging from education to insurance to sports and fitness. Now, we ...
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    15 Things a Designer Should Never Say

    What should a professional designer never say? ArtBistro asked several designers who gave us some great advice that'll surely help you get ahead in your artistic career. You may guess some of these right on, however, some might shock you! Don't forget these guidelines next time you're in a bind. #15 "I'm a jack of all trades." You may have an ...
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    15 Things an Artist Should Never Say

    Being a successful artist takes hard work, patience and good networking skills. It is not enough to simply have talent. Your success will magnified by your ability to socialize, reach business goals, and manage projects. Does that sound a little overwhelming? Here are some tips that you can take one at a time. Let's start with what an artist should ...
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    What Creative Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that what you wear shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how you feel about your creative career – that you take ...
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    Are You Stealing or Just Doing Your Job?

    Are You Stealing or Just Doing Your Job?
    We see everyday how ethics come into play in big business and politics. Usually there seems to be none, but ethics do exist just the same. Of course, there are personal ethics that most of us have as well, and those are a personal choice. But, what about those grey areas of design ethics? How do we make sure we're practicing ...
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    Surviving as an Artist in this Economy

    Surviving as an Artist in this Economy
    Just about every spring I’m reminded of the advice I got right as I was getting ready to graduate art school. I had grad school laid out in front of me, but I saw it as not much more than the two-year diversion it really was, so I eagerly asked all the teachers that I liked and respected what they thought ...
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    9 Ways to Wake Up and Be More Productive

    Many creative people are accused of being night owls. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    What Not to Say During an Interview
    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. ArtBistro has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually happens behind interview doors. If you want to land that ...
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    Turn Artsy Small Talk Into Networking

    Turn Artsy Small Talk Into Networking
    "Hello, my name is (blank). Oh, you have your own business? Need a logo?" Imagine this scenario. You're waiting in line at your local coffee shop. You look down and see a sweet pair of doodled Chucks. You tap the person in front of you on the shoulder and compliment their shoes. You get into a conversation about how she came ...
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work
    Time flies when you're wasting it! These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a life ...
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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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    Five Ways to Stay Positive in Negativity

    Five Ways to Stay Positive in Negativity
    It's easy to be positive in a positive environment. It's when things are emotionally draining and negative that you're challenged to behave differently. But you have the opportunity to be the beacon of light for others around you. By your actions and responses, you can demonstrate and teach others how to behave in an appropriate, positive and professional manner. Positive energy ...
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    Do Museums Pay Artists?

    Do Museums Pay Artists?
    Artists generally don't see a cent from exhibits in a museum. However, the museum or art center show typically can boosts an artist's career in a non-direct way. The opportunity of showing in a museum brings a level of professional context to your work that you may not have experienced before. It can be inspiring and energizing to create work for ...
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    States Ranked by Funding for the Arts

    h4. Money = Value Do you live in a state that values the arts? If you do, chances are that you may have more artistic and design career opportunities. How can you know? With the data we have collected, you will be able to compare and contrast your state’s spending on the arts with other states. While how much money ...
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    Top Paying States for Artists and Designers

    Multi-Media and Animators                                               Hourly           Annual                                                  Wage          Wage            (Mean Salary 2009) 1. California                    $33.86    $70,400     (last year’s rank: 2)      2. Maryland                     $31.24    $65,000     (last year’s rank: 6)      3. Arkansas                     $30.19    $62,800     (last year’s rank: n/a)   4. Washington                 $29.49    $61,300     (last year’s rank: 3)      5. New York                    $29.04    $60,400      (last year’s rank: 4)     6. District of Columbia    $28.12     $58,500     (last year’s rank: 1)     7. Hawaii                         $27.76    $57,700      (last year’s rank: n/a) 8. Massachusetts             $27.28    $56,700      (last year’s rank: n/a) 9. Nevada                        $27.22    $56,600      (last year’s rank: 5)    10. Virginia                       $26.91    $56,000      (last year’s rank: 9)     Worst: Puerto ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Designers and Artists

    Top 25 Cities for Designers and Artists
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
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    How to Make Money Teaching as an Artist

    How to Make Money Teaching as an Artist
    It has been said those who can’t “do”, teach.  I do not agree with this statement. There are artists who are great teachers, and those who are not.  Teaching is a gift, like artistic talent, that can be improved and learned, but some people are natural teachers.  In this article we will explore how teaching can be a great way to ...
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    9 Most Unappreciated Art and Design Jobs

    When you think a creative profession you typically think of titles such as: artist, animator, photographer, director, etc. Did you know that these artistic professionals often do not work alone, but have a team that helps them create their work? Who are the workers behind the scenes? We would like to introduce you to some creative jobs that don’t get ...
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