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  • #16
    Think 'outside the box'... go beyond normal design studios and such. Look at local sign shops, awning manufacturers, screenprinting companies... none of which will need a web-savvy artist! Good luck, brutha, I'm nearly in the same boat as you, trying to drum up enough business to keep my head above water! You'll make it; take temp jobs if you must for the time being. Whereever you decide to possibly relocate, make sure you ask around, for people living there. Ask questions about cost-of-living, you know, apartment and housing prices, what gas and bread and milk go for, is there an active community in general, artists in particular...

    I'm a computer systems consultant and technician, but my business is very localized.
    However, feel free to check out my site, which always has new and interesting
    articles on using computers:
    CATALYST Techworks Consulting

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    • #17
      D-frag get a part-time in anything and the rest of the time write tutorials for Allen. He'll pay you just work something out with him your a mod here man you can defiently write some tuts for Allen.

      In 2001 I had no job layed off had a 9 month old babie at home and my wife. I took a job in the shipping department for a crapy company man. I had to feed my daughter and we had to pay rent. Get anything cause anything is better then nothing.

      Then build you freelance up again. You never fail untill you give up. Thomas Jefferson blew up 10,000 light bulbs before he invented one that worked. He said I haven't failed I just figured 10,000 ways how not to do it.


      Graphic Design Heroes! Call me Captain Type Caster. I’ve fought off “The Evil Cosmic Sans” for year but it seems “Dr. Extreme Untalent” keeps bringing him back. I must find a way to defeat this evil creature.

      Capt. Creative bring me those comps…

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      • #18
        Exactly! I love that quote by Thomas Edison (it was Edison, right benjo? [img]/emoticons/tongue.gif[/img] ) Keep the faith in yourself, DFrag. Benjo's right... there are times when we have to to what we have to do to make ends meet, but be sure to keep your hand in something creative, even part time. You're great at what you do. Don't give up, just look for different opportunities.

        When job searching I've found that you have to look in strange places. I'm currently searching under the following titles: Advertising, Art Director, Copy Editor, Designer, Desktop Publisher, Digital Prepress, Editor,
        Graphic Designer, Marketing, Prepress, Proofreader, Publisher. There are so many names for related jobs that it's a headache just trying to list them! I'm sure that you'll find something you like. The hardest thing about looking for a job is keeping a positive attitude and not giving up. Best of luck, my friend.

        You've gotta do what you've gotta do.
        "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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        • #19
          D-frag

          www.4aaf.com/member/jobs/listings/index.cfm

          there is a job for a GD on there that is new. If your willing to move then you have a better chance at fiding a job.

          'I will become the most powerful Jedi ever!'
          'I'm the damn designer, bitches!'

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          "Even when I'm not at 100%, I'm still 110% better then anyone else!"

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          • #20
            hell, google for sites that advertise jobs in dubai. you can sign a contract from 6moz to 3 years and earn a SH!TLOAD of money. live on american compounds, do a decent job, PAY OFF ALL OF YOUR BILLS and sock some away for later.

            or go teach english in korea.

            even for one year, you'll make a friggin' fortune.

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            • #21
              D-Frag you can have my job. Low pay, crappy working conditions, hostile work environment. What more could you want. [img]/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

              I love children but I don't think I could eat a whole one.

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              • #22
                You should go around town and pick up take out menus, catalogs and brochures for local businesses with ugly designs. Then convince them that they need you to redesign their sh!t to increase business.

                Good luck, man. I'll keep my eyes and ears peeled for anything in SoFla.


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                • #23
                  LOL @ Delete.

                  Dam Defjoe alot of GD jobs in Orlando.


                  Graphic Design Heroes! Call me Captain Type Caster. I’ve fought off “The Evil Cosmic Sans” for year but it seems “Dr. Extreme Untalent” keeps bringing him back. I must find a way to defeat this evil creature.

                  Capt. Creative bring me those comps…

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                  • #24
                    morea said...
                    Exactly! I love that quote by Thomas Edison (it was Edison, right benjo? [img]/emoticons/tongue.gif[/img] )
                    Yea thats what I said. What did you think I'm dumb enough to confuse him with Jefferson. pfff what do you take me for?


                    Graphic Design Heroes! Call me Captain Type Caster. I’ve fought off “The Evil Cosmic Sans” for year but it seems “Dr. Extreme Untalent” keeps bringing him back. I must find a way to defeat this evil creature.

                    Capt. Creative bring me those comps…

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                    • #25
                      been a little slow as of late Benjo, but I think that is because of the hurricanes.

                      'I will become the most powerful Jedi ever!'
                      'I'm the damn designer, bitches!'

                      Check out my indie comic book!
                      www.assassinsguild.net/
                      "Even when I'm not at 100%, I'm still 110% better then anyone else!"

                      Check out my indie comic books at http://www.crycomic.com and http://www.assassinsguild.net/

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                      • #26
                        damn! Maybe I need to move! LOL!

                        nahhh..I can't leave Savannah for some fkd up reason! lol

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                        • #27
                          There is a guy in austin who has worked out a deal with a sign company. He takes his laptop around to business and shows them what kind of a sign he would like to see them have right on the spot and he is making big $$

                          Coconut

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                          • #28
                            That's a key point in selling in the sign business. The quicker you can show the customer something, the faster you can close the deal. Signs are great, cheap to make, easy to install. Once you figure out the materials end of it, you'll find the profits are great (I used to get over 60% profit margin on simple 4'x8' panel signs on AlumaCore with two-color vinyl). Find someone willing to cut your vinyl for you (and teach you the best way to do your artwork for their cutters), and you'll get good pricing, and stay competitive and have fun. I loved the sign business; just too many of 'em around my area. [img]/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

                            I'm a computer systems consultant and technician, but my business is very localized.
                            However, feel free to check out my site, which always has new and interesting
                            articles on using computers:
                            CATALYST Techworks Consulting

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                            • #29
                              D-frag Aquent has a job in NYC doing displays (right up your alley) they are starting at $24hr it's a three month assignment. Contact Jerry Magio at the NYC office.


                              Graphic Design Heroes! Call me Captain Type Caster. I’ve fought off “The Evil Cosmic Sans” for year but it seems “Dr. Extreme Untalent” keeps bringing him back. I must find a way to defeat this evil creature.

                              Capt. Creative bring me those comps…

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