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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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    Interior Design School Tips

    *Are you in interior design school? Here are some tips that I found really helpful to my career:* h4. Work while you're in school Work for a designer, showroom or supplier. This will provide you with invaluable real world experience. This can translate into better jobs after school and a better understanding of what area you want to focus on. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] ...
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    Photography student turns passion into photographic career

    Photography student turns passion into photographic career
    Catalina Manzano points to shoot inside Charlie O's; a local jazz spot in the San Fernando Valley. Manzano has been photographing jazz musicians since 1990. Her lens has captured the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Ted Williams; among others. Growing up in East Los Angeles, Catalina Manzano followed the encouragement of her father to take pictures of the boxers ...
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    Type Talk

    Type Talk
    As graphic designers, many of our projects call for creative typographical solutions. How do we do this? How do we come up with the best type - typefaces and fonts - to make the project all come together? Let's talk about it. h4. The Definition First of all, let's talk about the difference between a typeface and a font. A typeface ...
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    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?

    Should You Take a Year Off After Graduation?
    You'd like to take a few months or even a year after college to do something off the beaten career path, but you're worried about the effect on your job prospects after your self-imposed sabbatical is over. Take heart: Such a break can often be empowering and beneficial to your career. "If an employer thinks you wasted a year by biking ...
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    What is a BFA?

    h4. WHAT'S A BFA? The BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) is an undergraduate college degree offered in all areas of the fine and applied arts. Since World War II it has become THE standard degree for students seeking a professional education in art and design. The National Association of School of Art & Design (NASAD, Reston, VA), is the nationally recognized ...
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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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    Students Seeking College Aid Should Start Jan. 1

    Students Seeking College Aid Should Start Jan. 1
    Washington-It's the holiday season and stress levels are running high. But for many high school seniors and their parents, there is an added stress this time of year: figuring out how to pay for college. Starting Jan. 1, students are able to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, the single form that is ...
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    Finding the Right Fit: What Job Is Right for You?

    Finding the Right Fit: What Job Is Right for You?
    Lately I've been fielding inquiries from my former students, nervous about starting their first design job. Fortunately, many of them have multiple offers and the anxiety stems from trying to figure out where they're going to be happy. Here's some perspective for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. *Your First Job Will Not Be Your Last* It's not like ...
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    Final Project: Type & Image

    Final Project: Type & Image
    For our final project, we had to design the front and back covers and inside spreads of a Chicago Public Art Guide: Loop. We had to provide the photographs ourselves (except for the Buckingham Fountain due to construction). The bodies of text and other information (material, dimensions, location, artist name & artwork name) was provided to us. It was hard to ...
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    Which Internship Is Best for You?

    Which Internship Is Best for You?
    There's no such thing as the perfect internship. But you can figure out which one aligns best with your career goals, and then tap your own initiative to turn that internship into an experience that will grab the attention of future employers. *Take It or Leave It?* How do you judge the potential value of a particular internship, especially when you're ...
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    Life After Art School

    Life After Art School
    If you’re a senior in college or finishing your second year of a MFA degree, I don’t have to tell you that the end is almost near. Depending on where you go to school, you probably have between five and seven weeks before the semester is over and you’re cast out into the “real world.” So what are two things you ...
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    The Process of Teaching Process: Part 1 of 2

    The Process of Teaching Process: Part 1 of 2
    Every year, as August rolls around, I start to turn my attention to the coming school year. I teach sophomore-level graphic design. Having successfully navigated the first semester of their design education — focusing on fundamentals and craft — in level two we focus on process. The course is designed to help students understand design as a method of action rather ...
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    Choosing the Right Design School

    Choosing the Right Design School
    *Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Industry* What is your design program teaching you? In the late 1990s, more than a dozen graphic-design experts came together to lay out, once and for all, the difference between what design-education programs offered and what a student needed to learn in order to succeed in the field. As many design educators saw it, such a ...
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    Form and Space

    Form and Space
    Ahh, the wonderful, unknown world of 3D art that I just happened to dive into headfirst - scared to death - but now freeing myself to explore this new territory. Working with wood and cutting and gluing is messy! And you still gotta keep the model in good condition and be meticulous about those glue stains and such. We were working ...
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    "No Love, Make War"

    "No Love, Make War"
    Now don't take that PostSecret image the wrong way. I haven't been depressed, I just have been stuck in a rut. Been caught drowning myself in life's difficulties and not finding the strength to leap over those obstacles. It really does plug up the outlets where my creative juices flow out onto the piece of paper for a couple of days, ...
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    How to Get A Degree in Games Design and Animation

    KNOWLEDGE of computer languages such as C/C++ and Java is essential for programmers and experience of particular tools is essential for designers. Knowledge and skills in other areas such as mathematics, object physics, gaming console architecture and gaming aesthetics and genres are also necessary. Besides computer science, geography and urban planning are associated with in-game landscape, building and community recreation; engineering ...
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    Should I Take a Continuing Education Class?

    Should I Take a Continuing Education Class?
    Whether you’re contemplating a career change or looking to add some new skills to your current studio practice, “continuing education” or “adult extension” courses might seem tempting. At the school where I teach, a wide variety of classes are offered – from blacksmithing to computer animation, and everywhere in between. And of course, if you live in a big city, the ...
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    While Attending School (Financial Aid)

    While Attending School (Financial Aid)
    Get the facts on financial aid, how to maintain it, and what to do when school's over.. If you are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student and need to find out more about your educational loans, you'll find all the information you need right here. Financial assistance programs and requirements often vary from school to school. Always check with ...
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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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