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6 Tips for a Freelance Writer with no Experience

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An Article by contributor Leila Dorari. When you think about it, everything you do for the first time, you do without experience, especially if you’re a student or a recent graduate. Freelance writing is not different. What you need is talent, some basic skills, and connections. The talent is either there or not. However, the other two are what you gain with experience. Here are a couple of tips for a successful jump-start. Write 3000 words a day To convince yourself you can do it, start doing it. Pretend you are writing a blog post. Choose several topics you enjoy … / Read more »




How Can I Compete for a Summer Internship as a Freshman Student?

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Celine from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) asks: “So, I’m in my freshman year studying graphic design.  However, I’m more into character design when it comes to digital arts, so I think that I should switch to animation or illustration. My parents are telling that I should get a summer internship in order to get an idea of what career I might want to do in the future, but I’m feeling conflicted. I agree on the part of getting experience from the internship, but I don’t think a freshman like me who still has yet to discover what her … / Read more »




What Do I Need to Do to Land an Entry-Level Job in Graphic Design?

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Isaiah from Southern Oregon University asks: “Can you tell me some ways to find entry-level Graphic Design jobs?  I apply to jobs on sites like Indeed.com, but they usually require several years of experience.  I graduated last year with a BS in Art and Graphic Design concentrations.” Thanks for your question, Isaiah.  It is competitive in today’s job market, even for entry-level positions.  When you consider that 250 resumes are received on average for each corporate job opening, it isn’t hard to imagine your struggle.  Here’s the good news, though.  The job market is continuing to improve as the US … / Read more »




So You Want to Work in Web Design: How Art Basics Get You There

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. For the past two decades, programming skills and advanced computer knowledge has been the barrier to an entry into web design careers. As important as a background in coding may be, an understanding of art fundamentals is becoming an increasingly necessary quality among web designers. Art students are often unknowingly equipped with perfect web designing skills. Here are some things to augment your art education with to help you gain the job you want. Experience with Popular Design Software In modern digital marketing, pictures and video are vital to a business’s online success. The … / Read more »




Top 7 Careers for Creative Introverts

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An article by contributor Gigi W. Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes. From visual creativity to abstract problem solving, there’s a creative career for everyone. The following guide will introduce you to some of the top creative career options for today’s innovative and artistic minds. Graphic Design Graphic design is one of the most fitting jobs for creative people. In this position, you’ll have to fit your artistic vision to your client’s needs. You may create logos, design book layouts, draw out wedding invitations, or even develop a company’s entire branding. You will ultimately rely on your communication skills, … / Read more »