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About This Guide


To provide useful information for those who are establishing a business in art and/or design fields, and also for those working in these areas whether freelance, self-employed, or working for a company or institution.

  • Topics--All aspects of management,  legal and financial issues including licensing & pricing, 
    marketing, advertising & merchandising, buildin
    g portfolios, working with galleries and museums, etc.

  • Professions--Artists, illustrators, graphic designers, interior designers, photographers, handicrafters, and other design professionals

    More career advice and book and website recommendations

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To get you thinking...

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Talent Is Not Enough - Shel Perkins
Publication Date: 2010-04-22

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I Used to Be a Design Student - Billy Kiosoglou; Philippin Frank
Call Number: Main Stacks NC45 .K56 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
"This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about their student days and their professional lives. A piece of their college work is shown alongside an example of current work. Each designer also offers a key piece of advice and a warning, making this a must-read for anyone embarking on a career in design."

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The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week - Summer Pierre
Call Number: th fl. -- Main Stacks NX165 .P53 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-02

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Featured DVD

Videorecording of a 2012
Love Your Library event

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Finding your way in the business of art
Margaret Peot discusses business lessons learned over her 20-year career as an author, illustrator, costume painter, and freelance artist, as part of the Gladys Marcus Library’s 2012 Love Your Library series.


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