Author Archives: Brittany VanSnepson

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Business Card Bounty

*Original excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market by Ilise Benum. Everyone knows Networking Rule Numero Uno – Don’t go out without your business card – although I’m constantly amazed by how many people don’t bring their cards to professional events. (Some kind of self-sabotage, I think.) Your card plays...

Art Lives On

“Art is an Active Force in Life.” * An original excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Another inspiring fine art package came from Nadine LaFond. The outside label featured a sketch of a smiling flower ad the words “Art Lives.” Looking inside, I saw that LaFond’s business card and...

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Follow Your Dreams – Literally

*An excerpt for 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. Illustrator Theresa Smythe was offered – and followed – career advice from her own subconscious. Smythe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in film/video and worked in animation (including Warner Bros. Quest for Camelot). She tried watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, pen...

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Motivational Retreat: Affirm Your Success

*Excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, written by Cindy Duesing. You’ve done your homework. You’ve studied to perfect your craft and researched different outlets where you can showcase your art. You’ve poured your soul into your work and sent it on its way, a tender ambassador of your inner...

Know Who’s Who in the Gallery

*Excerpt from How to Get Started Selling Your Art, copyright © 1996 by Carole Kitchen. Used with permission of North Light Books. It’s important to understand the different roles of gallery personnel. Galleries are comprised of many people, each with their own distinct personality. It’s these people who will be your...

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Cartoonists: Don’t be Afraid to Break the Rules

*Excerpt from 2001 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market and written by Doug Hubbuch. Aspiring cartoonists should follow the familiar advice handed down to writers through the ages: write about what you know. Right? Wrong, says Lee Salem, executive vice president and editor of Universal Press Syndicate. “I don’t buy into the...

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Art Supplies Giveaway

Free Goodies Await! (Hint: Art Supplies!) Are you looking for a way to get a bunch of top-notch art supplies for free? Then check out this Swag Bag giveaway from ArtistsNetwork that happens every, single month! I know, I know – it sounds too good to be true! But it is...

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Art Success in the Music Industry

*Excerpt by Brooke Comer from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. There are several different routes to success in record label design, according to Stefan Sagmeister of New York City-based Sagmeister, Inc. “You can try to get a job in a record label’s in-house design department, work for a design firm...

The Creative Frontier of Kids’ Cartoons

*Excerpt by Brooke Comer from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market. When Kat Fair, head of recruitment at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, reviews the 60 or so portfolios she receives each week, she looks for unusual work, a variety of styles and original ideas. “We don’t have a house style here at...

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Illustrating for Children and Loving It!

*Excerpt from 1999 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market! Those among us who can honestly say, “I love my job” are indeed lucky. And while good fortune does play a part in the careers we end up with, hard work, education and research are involved, too. Illustrator Joy Allen learned this as...