Category Archives: Tip

Why Style-Diversity Has Become A Necessity

by Oliver Wetter When I started out drawing and painting things were different. When posting to art communities back in 2002 you either did photo-manipulation or fantasy art. Never both. I believe this is still rooted in the fine art … Continue reading

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by Zave Smith In today’s crowded multi-channel media market, it has become more important  than ever for companies to create communications that are on brand.  We live in the era of very short attention spans.  We live in an era … Continue reading

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Secret to Success :: Words of Wisdom

by Ralph Mennemeyer In my opinion the secret to success for photographers and/or artists, boils down to a couple of key things – not the least of which is timing – aka “dumb luck”. It is a promo card that … Continue reading

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A Little Back-and-Forth on Growing Your Illustration Business

Originally published in Agency Access’ “The Lab”, artist Daniel Fishel, shares some personal suggestions for artists, photographers and graphic designs alike. Question: What are some dos and don’ts to consider when growing and managing my illustration business? Being an illustrator … Continue reading

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Wednesday Tip Jar : Bill Frakes Gives Some Pro Tips

Bill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer based in Florida who has worked in more than 125 countries [is that all?] for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients. TV commercials, music videos and lately short documentaries. Bill … Continue reading

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Wednesday : Tip Jar

See and be seen. The Eight Annual Altpick Awards. Call for Entries. Open now. Calling you. . designers . creative directors . art directors . photographers . illustrators . new media artists . you Submit your best advertising campaigns, book … Continue reading

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Wednesday Tip Jar : Secrets to Successful Websites

Psst. We want to tell you something. An artist-inspired question “What makes a website successful?” reveals the truth: there are no secrets to what makes for a successful website. Industry experts seem to agree that a busy work-day means a website … Continue reading

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Wednesday Tip Jar : Google+ vs Facebook

In search of a face-off. Zuckerberg plays in a fairly large playground. Then comes the world’s biggest search engine throwing its toys into it shrieking with fun. Google+ has joined the game. Facebook is watching. Closely. Confused about the difference?  … Continue reading

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Wednesday Tip Jar : Every Image Tells a Story

You’re a storyteller. A good one. With one very compelling story. Yours. Updating your portfolio [be it on your website or other portals] tells a story. It’s about where you’ve been. And where you’re headed. It leaves an imprint of … Continue reading

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The Critic Within

You know the one. You are on a first-name basis, you are that intimate. To silence or cultivate? Here’s a thought. Critics don’t change the world. Those who take chances and risk criticism move the world. Pushing boundaries beyond the … Continue reading

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