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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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    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 ...
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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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    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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    10 Fastest Growing Design Jobs

    10 Fastest Growing Design Jobs
    As design firms, advertisers and publishers continue to demand designers, the number of design jobs is expected to grow by 10 percent in the next decade! Some of this increase stems from the expansion of the video entertainment market - think television, movies, and video – but also an ever-increasing need for website developers and graphic designers. Want to know the ...
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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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    Companies Hiring Artists and Designers Now

    Companies Hiring Artists and Designers Now
    Are you looking for a new job? ArtBistro has compiled 20 design positions that need to be filled right now! Browse through these listings and see if you have the skills it takes to land one of these exciting design jobs. Graphic Designer 164 Jobs Open Artist & Illustrator 785 Jobs Open Fashion Designer 93 Jobs Open Animator 144 Jobs Open ...
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    4 In-Demand Art and Design Careers

    4 In-Demand Art and Design Careers
    Finding art and design jobs in these turbulent times can be a difficult task. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the job prospects for artists and designers will grow as fast as average in line with other occupations. So which art and design professions are the most in-demand despite the struggling economy? Next Page: Graphic Design → [page] Graphic ...
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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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    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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    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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    10 Cover Letter Mistakes Creative Professionals Make

    10 Cover Letter Mistakes Creative Professionals Make
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your portfolio and materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Overusing "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of ...
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    How To Answer “Where Will You Be in Five Years?”

    How To Answer “Where Will You Be in Five Years?”
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous question in our creative interview? Here’s why – because most creative professionals believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...
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    Use ArtBistro to Improve Your Job Search

    Use ArtBistro to Improve Your Job Search
    One glance at the ArtBistro Leaderboard and it’s easy to see who's an ArtBistro Superstar. Why care? Because, the more you post, interact and comment, the more stars, industry attention and creative feedback you receive! Interested? Of course you are! Check out all the community features ArtBistro has to offer, get noticed, get ahead! Next: What Else Does the Leaderboard Offer? ...
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    How Much Do Graphic Designers Really Make?

    How Much Do Graphic Designers Really Make?
    It depends on who you ask. Your boss probably thinks you’re being paid fairly (or at least her boss thinks so). But you probably have more important questions on your mind: Are you doing as well as the other junior designer? Or the creatives at the shop across town? Lucky for you, we did some digging and found three surveys to ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give Up to Get a Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did 10 years ago. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
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    10 Top Places to Meet Fellow Creative People

    Where are all the creative people? Creative people are some the most valuable assets in business today. They drive main projects and come up with million-dollar ideas. If success is what you seek, you must find and network with your fellow creatives; It's a great way to learn and find inspiration! The character of creative people leads them to success. ...
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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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    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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    Graphic Design Resume Keywords

    Graphic Design Resume Keywords
    Graphic Designers looking for work may be tempted to pay less attention to their resumes, figuring it's their portfolio that will actually land them the job. Not so fast. While a solid portfolio is a must, you’d be naïve to expect hiring managers to even get to yours. There just isn't enough time in their day to look at every portfolio ...
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