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Talent Is Not Enough: Business Secrets For Designers, Second Edition by Shel Perkins

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Chapter 01: Making a living as a creative professional

Every year, thousands of hopefuls seek to enter the design profession without quite knowing what it’s all about and without having a clear understanding of how a design career is different from that of, say, a fine artist or an illustrator. If you’re getting ready to write a big tuition check to enter a design degree program or if you’ve just graduated and are wondering what to expect in the working world, read on!

Creative careers

If you’re a creative person, there are many possible outlets for that creativity — ranging from music to fashion, from architecture to filmmaking. More specifically, if you’re interested in visual communication, you may be attracted to a career in fine art, photography, ...

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