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    The College Search: Great Tips for Saving Money

    The College Search: Great Tips for Saving Money
    College may seem a long way away to high school seniors who are focused on that next big test or big football game. But the time to think about choosing and paying for college is now. Some early-admissions and scholarship deadlines are right around the corner, if they haven't passed already. That's not to say that students without a college pick ...
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    Is this a Logo or a Brand?

    Is this a Logo or a Brand?
    Those of us in the graphic design profession often get a call to design a logo. Sometimes it's a first-time logo for an organization that's never had one before. Sometimes it's a redesign for an old logo that's been around for a long time. Many clients, and sometimes we designers, don't really know the difference between a logo and a brand. ...
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    Graphic Design Education Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement A bachelor’s degree is required for most entry-level and advanced graphic design positions; although some entry-level technical positions may only require an associate degree. In addition to postsecondary training in graphic design, creativity, and communication and problem-solving skills are crucial. Graphic designers also need to be familiar with computer graphics and design software. A ...
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    Confessions of a Recent Design Grad: My Path in the Design World

    Confessions of a Recent Design Grad: My Path in the Design World
    My path through the design world has not always been smooth. I’ve taken some detours and risks that I wasn’t sure would pay off, but I’ve learned from all of my experiences, and I don’t regret any of them. I don’t purport to be a seasoned pro—I’ve been in the business for only eight years—but I know the early years can ...
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    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
    A Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design is a professional degree that will prepare you for the professional workplace of a designer. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some computer aided design. In the second year you will typically explore different types of ...
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    A Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art

    A Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art
    A Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professional degree that will prepare you to sell you work in galleries, graduate school or a variety of art related careers. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as drawing, sculpture, color, and composition. In the second year you will typically explore different artistic media ...
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    Opinions of Online Study Changing

    Opinions of Online Study Changing - With Time Among Polk's major employers, online degrees are warmly accepted, but the public's perception is still evolving. But the climate seems to have changed in the past couple of years. A recent survey by the Distance Education and Training Council found more than 70 percent of corporate supervisors rate online degrees as "just as ...
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    Design Books Can Get Old Real Quick

    Design Books Can Get Old Real Quick
    I was looking through some of my old textbooks that I used at the onset of the new Millenium and had a chuckle on how old and outdated much of the information already is. We've come a long way in the areas of the Internet. We've also had many changes in the software and other applications in how we design. h2. ...
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    5 Ways to Screw Up Your Art School Application

    5 Ways to Screw Up Your Art School Application
    So you want to go to art school? Getting an art degree can successfully turn your passion for art into a career. Not only do you get a well-rounded education and an opportunity to hone your artistic abilities, but an art degree stands out on your resume and boosts your chances of getting hired. So how do you get your foot ...
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    Lay it Out

    Lay it Out
    As graphic designers, many of the projects we work with are the layouts of type and image. These projects are mainly done for the printed or electronic page. There are many ways to tackle this type of project, but there are 3 main factors to bear in mind - Emphasis, Unity, and Balance. Emphasis is the focal point that you desire ...
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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    h4. Pros and Cons for Students at a Crossroads After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both ...
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    Preparing for Your Education

    Preparing for Your Education
    Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school. Education beyond high school can give you choices that may not otherwise be possible, open doors to better paying positions, and give you the opportunity to do the things you enjoy most. By advancing your education, you can expand your possibilities and increase your career choices. New: ...
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    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist

    Try This 4-Year Career Checklist
    What makes you tick? What major will fit you best? How will you find a good career? And how can you keep from going crazy trying to sort through this swirl of career-related questions? Many college students feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions they must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole ...
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    What Can I Do with a Major in ________?

    What Can I Do with a Major in ________?
    Whether I'm working with students one-on-one, presenting to a class or another group audience or responding to students' concerns, there's one question I hear perhaps more than any other: "What can I do with a major in ________?" It's only natural to want to know more about the careers your major might lead you to, especially if you're in a liberal ...
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    Is Film School Right for You?

    Is Film School Right for You?
    Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola all had something in common besides a gift for storytelling and a distinctive cinematic vision: they all attended film school. While aspiring filmmakers can learn a lot just by watching the films of these men, they can learn even more about the business and various elements they’ll need to be successful in film ...
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    Will I Use My Art Education in the Real World?

    Will I Use My Art Education in the Real World?
    Taking what we learned in class to the real world. Oh I've been in your shoes. Getting class before you're late for the critique on those 20+ thumbnails you spent hours and hours doing the night before, er even morning of. Lugging around a stuffed binder of papers organized according to each deadline you've suffered through: highlighted internet research, thumbnails, rough ...
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    When to Discount

    When to Discount
    Recently, I talked about how to set rates for design services. Hopefully this helped you, but there has been a question that comes up about discounting rates and when, and if, do to so. Let me give my humble opinion on this. Think About It Of course, rates that we charge are the bread-and-butter for our business and income. Many times, ...
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    One Year Countdown to Reality

    One Year Countdown to Reality
    June 2010. My expected graduation date. So many things have been on my mind as of late! The future is what's been running through my mind non-stop, and at times it's caught me off guard on how quickly time is passing and how I'm halfway through my VC program at school! I admit I had a few weeks of doubts in ...
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    What Do You Charge For Graphic Design?

    What Do You Charge For Graphic Design?
    What Do You Charge? As a freelancer, or at a design firm, there comes a time when we have to figure out what to charge for our services. We are worth payment. But, what do we do to set our rates to make sure that we're getting what we're worth? In our experience at Creative Core Design (.net), we go through ...
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    Let's Talk Type

    Let's Talk Type
    As designers, we all do it. When we put on our typographer "hat", we need to establish the current typeface or two that we're going to use in any particular document. I really love doing this part of the job. It can be a fun, and creative, way to research your font suitcase to find just the right one to effectively ...
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