The Freelance Job
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You get a call and someone has a potential job for you to do on a freelance basis. What do you do? This article talks about the basics of the freelance job. (Look for our other article that talks about … Read More

The Business of Freelancing
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The freelance component: For many creative people, freelancing becomes part of their world. Whether as a way to make money while looking for a more permanent position or as a preferred choice of how to earn a living, freelancing offers … Read More

Resumes
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A well-written resume will stand-out and demonstrate your ability to communicate, one of the top skills required in nearly all jobs.   Resume Writing: Guidance for College GraduatesIf you are a college graduate and preparing to enter the job market, … Read More

The Portfolio
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A portfolio for graphic designers, art directors, photographers, illustrators, industrial designers, interior designers, fine artists and other visual creators (and let’s not forget copywriters) is the one key component of showing a potential employer a job candidate’s capabilities. Resumes are … Read More

The Interview
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You’ve sent your resume off with a link to your portfolio. Now you get an email or call asking to set up an interview. What should you expect from an interview and how do you prepare for it? This is … Read More

Online Interview
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A video with recommendations on how to set up your space and laptop for an online video.

Resources
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Art/Business Groups & Organizations AAF – American Advertising Federation – a national organization with local chapters. AAF holds a Student Advertising Competition (The “Addys”). Make sure to visit the student section on their website! AIGA – American Institute of Graphic … Read More

Works
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Showcasing works from students and recent grads… NIU BA/BS Student Capstone Works 2020

Contact
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About
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The Northern Creative Arts website is built to help the creative student land their first job in their field. It is not a jobs board (although the resources section should have some help there), but more so, a way to … Read More