Careers in Art and Graphic Design

Careers in Art and Graphic Design

by Barron's, Ronald A. Reis
     
 

Careers in the graphic arts can be both rewarding and glamorous for young men and women with good training and proper focus. The author points readers toward courses in art and graphic design, discusses interning in studios and art departments, and points out the pros and cons of freelancing versus working in-house, at design firms and ad agencies. Titles in the…  See more details below

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Careers in the graphic arts can be both rewarding and glamorous for young men and women with good training and proper focus. The author points readers toward courses in art and graphic design, discusses interning in studios and art departments, and points out the pros and cons of freelancing versus working in-house, at design firms and ad agencies. Titles in the practical and enlightening Success Without College series guide ambitious young men and women toward satisfying and well-paying careers in fields where a college degree is not required. However, all occupations described do require specialized training, either on the job or in technical or vocational classroom settings. Readers learn how and where to get that training, then find out how to get started on the highway to career success.

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As the title of this series indicates, it is intended to provide vocational guidance for those who aren't planning on higher education. In many cases, however, specialized training is required, and these books carefully describe the requirements for careers in various fields. For example, the book on working with animals starts out by talking about trends in the pet and equine industries as well as in wildlife care, and moves on to salaries, lifestyles, and physical demands. It discusses training at trade schools or junior colleges, then goes on to describe jobs with pets, such as working with companion animals, as a shelter worker, a dog trainer, or a veterinary technician; jobs with horses, like jockey, groom, or riding instructor; and jobs with wildlife, like park ranger or zoo keeper. There are descriptions of what each job involves, traits needed, training and certification, and earnings. Sections in each chapter called "A Person Who's Done It" feature interviews with people working in the field, and a list of professional and business organizations as well as a list of animal magazines is appended. The format for the other two titles is similar: the book on sports includes chapters on creating résumés, marketing yourself, and interviewing techniques. These are attractive, well laid-out volumes that offer lots of bulleted lists and end-of-chapter summaries to make them easy to read. (Success Without College series) KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Barron's, 168p. illus. indexes., $10.95 each. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; September 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764116292
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Success without College Series
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
7.91(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.42(d)

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