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    So You Want to Be an Apparel Designer?Preview
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    Whether you're aiming to design for a specific company or brand, or license your work as a freelancer, knowing what it takes to be an apparel designer is crucial for your career to be successful. I interviewed several designers who work in high fashion, as an indie designer, and for various apparel brands to get to know what their work-lives have been like so far. Consider this your guide to working as an apparel designer.Read More…
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    So You Want to Be a Gallery Artist?Slush3
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    Fine artists and commercial artists alike often exhibit their work in a gallery setting. What does it take to become a gallery artist, curator, or owner? What's involved on either side of the art gallery coin? In this article we'll tackle both sides, giving perspectives on creating work for galleries, curating shows, managing a gallery, and more. Consider this your guide to gallery artists.Read More…
  • Inspiration
    So You Want to Join an Art Contest? 400x277
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    In this article, several contest goers share why they do what they do and what motivates them to go above and beyond with their competitive spirits set ablaze. I hope you're as fired up about contests as we are!Read More…
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    So You Want to Be a Print Designer?Preview
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    An insightful look into the career of print designers from a variety of industries. Graphic designers in the industry of print design find themselves working on magazine layouts, book covers and layouts, catalogs, greeting cards, packaging, textile prints, and more. Consider this your guide to the role of a working print designer.Read More…
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    To the Point: Interview With Michelle RomoPreview
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    Dive on into a fantastically cute world with illustrator and designer Michelle Romo. Her brand, Crowded Teeth, has been featured on a variety of products for kids and adults alike from companies such as The Land of Nod and Japan LA, as well as in gallery shows and both group and solo exhibitions over the years.Read More…
  • Careers
    So You Want to Be an Art Director?Preview
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    Today we’ll take a peek behind the curtain at the career paths of Art and Creative Directors. I spoke to several artists who have worked or are currently working within a director position about their experiences, training, career path, and duties within their jobs. Join me as we break it all down into bite-sized bits. Consider this your guide to the career path of Art and Creative Directors.Read More…
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    To the Point: An Interview With Dan LuVisiPreview
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    Well known digital concept artist Dan LuVisi sits down and shares his experience and artwork with us as we discuss past, current, and future projects. Get the lowdown on his Popped Culture series, Last Man Standing project, and his inspiration and process as an artist.Read More…
  • Envato Remix
    Envato Remix Winner Case Study: BlercBlercpreview
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    Envato Remix asks you to modify, add to or remove elements from a file presented to the community. From the submissions, three winners are selected by a team of five judges from Tuts+, Envato Market and Envato Studio. In the first of a series of articles, I'd like to introduce you to Thanos, aka Blerc, and his Runner Up winning entry based on "visual bombardment" and featuring a very famous Australian landmark. Read More…
  • Careers
    So You Want to Be an Animator?Preview
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    Get the behind-the-scenes lowdown on art careers within the animation industry from professionals with the industry itself. We'll go through what it takes to learn the trade, what it takes to get a job in-house, what sort of roles artists may take on within a studio, and what kinds of projects they may be a part of within a production. From Disney to Nickelodeon and assorted studios in between, this is your guide to animation careers.Read More…
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    How to Get Hired: Advice From Creative DirectorsCreative job interview hired
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    In this tutorial, you’ll hear what creative directors and recruiters are looking for when they step into the interview room and sit down opposite you. You’ll find out how you can best prepare, what you should do, and what key mistakes you should avoid.Read More…
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    To the Point: An Interview With Chad SellPreview
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    This month's interview is with the extraordinarily talented illustrator Chad Sell. Delight in his depictions of RuPaul's Drag Race contestants, web comics like Manta-Man and his autobiographical Vreeland, and assorted projects like Dragopolis. Get the lowdown on Chad's inspirations, process, experiences, and more. Read More…
  • Career Development
    So You Want to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer?Kea2
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    Design and Illustration careers are as varied as the artists that inhabit them. Today we’ll explore the world of freelance graphic designers. As in previous articles in this series, I sought out several freelance graphic designers from around the globe to share their experiences with me. Happily, they obliged, and we discussed their training, daily tasks, sourcing clients, various media they work in, self-promotion, and more.Read More…
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