Name: Patrick Howe
Job Title: Artist, art gallery owner, art instructor
Where: Seattle, WA
Current Employer: Self
Years of Experience: 7
Relevant Work Experience: I have exhibited my artwork widely in galleries and museums. I have also taught art for many years. I was the head preparator for the Portland Art Museum. In the past I have worked in ad agencies as a creative director and award-winning art director.
Education: BFA from the Museum Art School (now PCNA) in Portland, OR, 1974.
Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find art occupations and salaries.
Art Careers - Can You Really Make a Career as an Artist?
Many artists struggle to find a balance between work and art, wondering if they should get a day job, become a commercial artist, or focus on a fine art career. Before committing to the life of an artist, many want to know: can you really make a career as an artist? According to this Salary Story, the answer is yes, but it won't necessarily be easy. Patrick Howe, an artist, art instructor and owner of a Seattle art gallery, describes how he made the leap from toiling at a day job to doing what he loves. If you're a struggling artist or just want to know more about art careers, don't miss Patrick's advice on what it takes to create a successful fine art career.
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Name: Dustin Evans
Job Title: Comic Book Artist (Freelance Illustrator)
Where: Tulsa, OK
Employer: Disney, IDW Publishing, Viper Comics, Ape Entertainment, SLG Graphics
Years of Experience: 4
Education: BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Oklahoma State University
Comic Book Artist Salary: How to Be a Comic Book Artist
Are you interested in becoming a comic book artist? Look no further, comic book artist Dustin Evans has come to the rescue! In this Salary Story, you'll learn how to be a comic book artist and about the factors that affect a comic book artist salary. The wacky adventures of a comic book artist are just moments away; keep reading!
Name: David Grey
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Where: Troy, NY
Years of Experience: 8
Education: BA - Psychology, Tufts University, MFA - Graphic Design, California Institute of Art
Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for median graphic designer salaries.
Graphic Designer Salaries
What is a graphic designer? What is the average yearly income of a graphic designer? These are questions we hear quite a bit at Salary Stories. Thus, we turned to graphic designer David Grey to give us a clear picture on what is required to become a graphic designer, factors that affect graphic designer salaries, the life of a freelance designer and more!
David explained that working as a graphic designer allows him to be creative on a daily basis. When asked what he likes best about his job, exercising his creativity and working for a variety of clients were at the top of his list. For anyone interested in learning more about this creative position, plus graphic designer salaries and benefits, this interview is a must-read!