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The Designer’s Guide to Becoming a Creative Director

To become a creative director is a worthy goal, but it takes a lot of work and dedication. Being a creative director means being responsible for a team of creative workers, leading and guiding them by setting an example and outlining a creative vision for a brand, advertising campaign, product, theater production, and other creative endeavors.

It’s a great job for people who like to create and who like to lead, but you can’t get there just by wanting it. There are important steps you will need to take to become a creative director, including finding out more about the job to make sure you really want it, getting the right education, landing a creative job, and working your way to the top. It all begins with information, so read on to find out everything you need to know about becoming a creative director.

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The Career Guide to Becoming an Architectural Drafter

If you’re interested in learning how to become an architectural drafter, you’ll find the information you need to get started right here. From what drafter or draftsman actually does to how much you can expect to earn in this career, and the kind of education you need, we’ll set you on the right track to getting into this exciting and rewarding career that is both creative and technical.

An architectural drafter is someone who understands both the technology needed to make models and technical drawings, and the creativity and design necessary to create new buildings, interior spaces, and products. To become an architectural drafter or another kind of drafter and designer, you’ll need the right education to help you learn the technical skills and the software as well as how to communicate design ideas. To find out everything you need to know about this career path, check out the information below.

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The Complete Guide to Becoming an Event Planner

If you love parties, big events, dressing up, going out to see and be seen, does that mean you would be great at planning and hosting events and parties? It just might if you are a practical, driven, organized, and creative person who wants to join a growing industry with the opportunity to earn a great salary. There’s a big difference between enjoying parties and wanting to plan them, but if you know you like to put events together, this complete guide will show you how to get into a fun and lucrative career and become an event planner.

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How to become a graphic designer

So you love editing images and creating beautiful graphics on the computer. And you want to become a graphic designer. What steps should you take? How do you get started? Learn more from our infographic:

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6 free tools to create a digital art portfolio

As a creative working in today’s industry, it’s important to have an art portfolio - but not just any portfolio - a digital art portfolio. When employers review resumes, they are also looking at portfolios to see work samples each candidate has created. Since resumes have moved to digital versions, so should your art portfolio. To help you create yours, here are 6 free websites you can use to prepare your digital portfolio.

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Tips on how to dress for your Creative Job Interview

Job interviews are never fun; it’s actually quite the opposite when you’re interviewing the first time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with researching the company and practicing your interview questions. But now that the big day is, well, here - what do you wear to your creative job interview?

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7 Tips to prepare for your art portfolio audition

Hi future art student! If you’re applying to an art program, chances are, you’ll need to put together a stellar portfolio that showcases your work. Which pieces should you include? What can you expect? What should you focus on? Are just a few of the questions you may have. Whether it’s your first audition or your 21st, here are 7 tips to help you prepare for your art portfolio audition.

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Be Self-Employed with a Career in Arts & Design

Working for yourself is equally fulfilling and frightening. While being self-employed means that you may not be able to count on a paycheck being deposited into your bank account every other Friday, it also means you are your own boss. It means you might get paid from one client on a Wednesday and others on a Sunday.

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How To Get Your First Design Job

Getting a job as a designer, whether you want to be an architect, web designer or anything in between, means you have to be competitive in the market – just like with any other job. Although that seems daunting to the aspiring designer, with a few simple steps you can be ready to knock any application or interview out of the park.
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9 Creative Interview Questions for Designers (With Tips!)

At first, a design job interview may seem pretty straightforward. You, the designer, present your portfolio and talk about something you know very well – yourself. But employers are often looking for creative individuals that can really think on their toes. We’ve compiled a list of creative job interview questions for designers or creative job candidates, along with tips for delivering the best answers.
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