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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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    How to Ask for a Raise in a Recession

    How to Ask for a Raise in a Recession
    The current economic climate doesn’t exactly lend itself to asking for a raise. With all the talk of bailouts, budget cuts and layoffs (not to mention undue bonuses), many an employee is wary of asking for more money. But what if you deserve a raise? According to some experts, you are in luck. Now could actually be the best time to ...
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    Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

    Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011
    Artists aren't known for worrying as much about money as they do about things like creative freedom and inspiration. However, nobody wants to be a starving artist. Luckily, in this increasingly visual world, opportunities for talented and well-trained artists are abundant and can be lucrative. Wondering what the best paths are, and how much you can expect to make as a ...
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    The Secret to Becoming a Profitable Artist

    The Secret to Becoming a Profitable Artist
    There are many, many secrets to becoming more profitable as an artist but a big (and often overlooked one) is your productivity. How much do you actually get done in a day? Or is your time mostly spent spinning your wheels and not really getting focused. And please don’t get the idea that I know something you don’t. I have been ...
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    Be a Successful Creative in an Economic Downturn

    Be a Successful Creative in an Economic Downturn
    We're in a so-called economic downturn. More like a recession. I don't want to name names, but I think most of us know who caused it. 'The fish stinks from the head' as I was told when in undergraduate school. If you don't quite know what that means, think about it, or email me and I'll explain. Anyway, what is an ...
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    Projected Art and Design Earnings Guide

    Projected Art and Design Earnings Guide
    You’ve heard that your base salary is largely determined by your art education level – but did you ever wonder exactly how much education matters? If you’ve got enough smarts and talent, it shouldn’t matter whether or not you have formal training – right? Wrong. At least, it might not be so simple. As job scarcity continues to drive more competition ...
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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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    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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    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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    A Designer's Guide to Salary Negotiations

    A Designer's Guide to Salary Negotiations
    From Monster.com Here's a secret: Employers rarely make their best offer first, and those who negotiate generally earn much more than those who don't. And a well-thought-out negotiation makes you look like a stronger candidate - and employee. "We found that those people who attempted to negotiate their salary in a constructive way are perceived as more favorable than those who ...
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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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    Illustrate Your Value as an Artistic Employee

    Illustrate Your Value as an Artistic Employee
    From Monster.com How much are you worth in today's creative job market? Does your salary reflect the level of contribution you have been making to your employer? The answer may surprise you, as many employees are seriously underpaid. The amount of money you receive is, in great part, determined by negotiations between you and your employer. There's an old saying that ...
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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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    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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