If you've ever dreamed of turning your creative side hustle into a full-time career or if you are a college student majoring in the arts, you've undoubtedly been thinking about what it would be like to make a living from your art. From the outside, it can seem glamorous, jetting off to client photo shoots or being fêted at a gallery opening. But the reality is, creative careers are as hard—if not more difficult—than any other profession.
So you’re in college and have decided you want to embark on a career in the arts. What now?
For most emerging artists, seeing their work hung in a gallery for the first time is a major milestone.
A job interview can make anyone anxious, and not knowing what to expect can be nerve-wracking. In addition to sharpening your communication skills and getting creative, compiling a list of possible questions is a great way to prepare for the big day. Fortunately, the experts at Know Your Company have eliminated the guesswork and gotten down to business by compiling a list of the most popular and prevalent icebreaker questions.
When you’re a graphic design student, you’ve got more questions than answers.
As our world becomes increasingly visual, it's more important than ever to put your best design foot forward when going...
Sometimes it’s okay to admit your limitations; although, rarely do we see such public admissions by a city government. The City of Los Angeles Personnel Department recently posted a job advertisement, for a new graphic designer. However, the ad wasn’t your average job listing: seemingly made in MS Paint, it features a pixelated copy-paste logo, “modernist cubes,” hand-drawn multi-colored fonts, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the particulars were written in Comic Sans.
You’re probably hearing buzzwords like content marketing more and more, as advertisers are turning away from standard marketing to get the...
Effective communication can be difficult for many of us.
Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned professional, understanding how to price your services or products can be a daunting task for any creative professional. In fact, one of the biggest mistakes freelancers make is underselling themselves because they either don't take into consideration all the proper factors or underestimate the value their experience brings.
Are you an expert photographer who's interested in politics?
When transitioning into a creative career, it's not enough to simply think “I want to be an artist” or “I...