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How to find graphic design work / projects?

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!
posted by aielen on Feb 24, 2015 - 2 answers

How can I support myself as an artist?

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]
posted by myitkyina on Dec 5, 2014 - 21 answers

Print compnay employer is requesting my pay requirements - help

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]
posted by cartoonella on Nov 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Objective: Obtain A Position Doing Something Not Spreadsheet Related

What should my writing/creative resume look like? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on May 15, 2014 - 2 answers

Reinventing my (work)self - how does one start from scratch at 56?

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]
posted by hick57 on Jul 21, 2013 - 2 answers

Art as a Second Career

I'm looking for stories from people who became artists at a later age. [more inside]
posted by tuberose on Feb 8, 2013 - 9 answers

I am not an artist but I play one at work?

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]
posted by kat518 on Aug 24, 2012 - 20 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

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]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Who can two art/design types move from the UK to the USA and find work?

Why is it so hard for UK citizens to move and work in the USA? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Feb 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Author wants to use photos of my work; what do I need to know before giving permission?

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]
posted by ogunther on Feb 1, 2012 - 10 answers

What's a piece of art that has an interesting story waiting to be written?

What's a piece of art that has an interesting story waiting to be written? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Sep 20, 2010 - 32 answers

How long can a starving artist live like that?

Should I continue to prioritize my art in my life over my financial security as I get older? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 - 11 answers

A modular new media portfolio.

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]
posted by monocultured on Feb 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me decorate my research group lab!

Help me decorate my research group lab! [more inside]
posted by gene_machine on Feb 2, 2010 - 12 answers

How to prove I am the better (wo)man for the job?

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]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Mar 3, 2009 - 7 answers

not lacking motivation, just knowledge

Advise for a 32 yr old amateur who wishes to dedicate the rest of their life to creating art [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Career change dilemma

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]
posted by frosty_hut on Apr 8, 2008 - 20 answers

nude sitting request

A co-worker has an odd request... [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Oct 6, 2007 - 44 answers

Workplace Art Suggestions.

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]
posted by sweetkid on Aug 3, 2007 - 28 answers

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]
posted by TimTypeZed on May 30, 2007 - 25 answers

Single Entity Seeks Creative Consultation

I'm looking for suggestions which will help me develop a more disciplined attitude toward my creative endeavors. [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Oct 31, 2006 - 12 answers

Holy Crap Art, Batman!

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]
posted by ninazer0 on Oct 8, 2006 - 26 answers

Office art is right up there with Elevator Music

What kind of wall art is appropriate for a kinda stuffy but very friendly office environment? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Oct 4, 2006 - 24 answers

How to get creative work after a self-imposed exile?

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]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 12, 2005 - 21 answers

financing the Great American Novel

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.
posted by lustra on Mar 1, 2005 - 9 answers

London Workpace Art

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?
posted by adrianhon on Jul 3, 2004 - 2 answers

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