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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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