My friend has a background in visual art (mainly years of oils, watercolors, some crafts) and has recently started exploring graphic design. So far she's done some projects for friends and family (website design, logos, packaging, card designing, etc). She'd love to do more of this kind of work on a freelance basis, but isn't sure how to find it. Should she advertise on Fiverr, or Elance, or...? How does this work and how do you get started as a freelance graphic designer? Any tips or recommendations would be really appreciated!
What are some things that I could do to support myself while doing creative work, *without* taking up so much time that I can't actually do art? [more inside]
A print company owner is asking me what my pay requirements are to join his staff as an illustrator. How much do people who do this kind of thing make? [more inside]
What should my writing/creative resume look like? [more inside]
My career as a high end photo retoucher for magazines seems to be winding down, mostly because of the shift from print to digital/ipad consumption of content. Seems that my options are to gear up my portfolio to work for ad agencies, or learn to be a decent illustrator if I stay with it. Even so, I'm not confident that there will be enough work as things move forward. [more inside]
I'm looking for stories from people who became artists at a later age. [more inside]
Employer is holding a staff art show. I would like to participate but I am not an artist. Is this a horrible idea? [more inside]
How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
Why is it so hard for UK citizens to move and work in the USA? [more inside]
I'm an artist who was recently contacted for permission to use images of my art in a book; I'm inclined to give it but am unsure what pitfalls to be aware of. [more inside]
What's a piece of art that has an interesting story waiting to be written? [more inside]
Should I continue to prioritize my art in my life over my financial security as I get older? [more inside]
I've decided to finally get create a portfolio modular enough so that I'll be able to reuse parts of it for at least a year or so. But how ought I go about this so as not to waste time. [more inside]
Help me decorate my research group lab! [more inside]
I began an internship at a very small commercial arts organization about a month ago. A week or so into the job, one of the 5 person staff left on good terms for another opportunity. Following her departure, the possibility of a full time position opening up (as replacement) was presented to myself and the other intern, mostly in a friendly manner to make sure we were both interested. Obviously, both of us were very enthusiastic about the opportunity. So here is my question... [more inside]
Advise for a 32 yr old amateur who wishes to dedicate the rest of their life to creating art [more inside]
I'm being taken advantage of at work. My life and career need a major overhaul. I need to make a really big U-turn, but how? [more inside]
A co-worker has an odd request... [more inside]
My coworker has been away for a few weeks. He has a white tennis ball sitting on his desk, and I would like to "dress it up" as a surprise when he comes back in a week or so. Ideas? [more inside]
Can your artistic pursuits survive the realization that you have modest talents and limited prospects?
You set out to be a writer, a musician, a painter, a filmmaker, an actor, something creative. Somehow you didn't become the success you once envisioned. Have you been able to maintain an interest and participation in artistic pursuits as a hobby or small sideline, or have you needed to let the spark fade away completely? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions which will help me develop a more disciplined attitude toward my creative endeavors. [more inside]
My boss has a presentation-via-artwork to make at a managers meeting early next week and has delegated this to me. She's vetoed my first three ideas and I'm stumped. Someone help me! [more inside]
What kind of wall art is appropriate for a kinda stuffy but very friendly office environment? [more inside]
RoyalTenenbaumFilter: You're a precocious artsy wunderkind. You have a nervous breakdown and the years fly. How to claw your way back up? [more inside]
I want to spend three to six months writing a novel as my primary activity. I have savings, but not enough. What kinds of work can I pick up and do, wing in and out of, make money but have maximum flexibility to do my writing? I have published two books previously and have strong well-developed skills in technology writing, web writing, some copy writing, etc., if that matters to your answer. Many thanks.
There's a new art exhibition in London showing works of art taken from people's workplaces, for example, sketches by particle physicists. Unfortunately I can't remember what it's called or anything else about it. Can anyone shed light on this, and if so, have you been to it?