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

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

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 time job. You may think pay sucks and the hours are lame. Please, let’s lose that over inflated sense of entitlement. We all know your mama told you...

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

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

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 money, for way more than four years paying it off. But that education paid off for me. And it still is. I have an amazing career that keeps me creative and...

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