Posts by Renee Reeser Zelnick

Do I want a Job in the Arts? Or a Creative Career?

Do I want a Job in the Arts? Or a Creative Career?

Let’s talk Job vs Career. Jobs are easier to get than careers. A job sometimes can take five minutes to get ( even in this economy- say it with me: you want fries with that?), but laying the foundation to a creative career can take five years and / or more. To go from paying tuition to paying your dues, there’s one major thing you’ve got to realize: Getting a job IS a job – a full...

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Is Art School Worth the Money? Is Design School Worth the Money?

Is Art School Worth the Money? Is Design School Worth the Money?

Dan Clowes wrote in his famous four page comic, Art School Confidential: “Remember, the only piece of paper less valuable than one of your paintings is a B.F.A. degree.” Nice. But, I disagree. Getting solid professional training can really rocket you to being a rockstar in an art career. It worked for me. I spent four years getting my BFA ( Bachelor of Fine Arts ) and then spent...

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