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Setting Personal Career Goals

Personal career goals are based on personal aspirations and professional achievements. In the current market, freelance illustrators can achieve a lot. Thetype of career achievement, however, can vary a lot. For example: Illustrators commonly work in publishing, where their graphics can be major efforts. They can also be huge selling points. Top freelance illustrators are actively commissioned in their specialties, which are usually the subjects they love. This is the heart of career goal decisions. Highly motivated artists can fly high where their talents and goals are in harmony.

Setting Professional Career Goals

The other side of the equation is finding a career goal which meets both creative goals and professional business needs. Business and professional goal issues are defined by the market. Illustrators have to be well qualified and experienced with very good portfolios to get their dream jobs. That involves a whole work history of skills, experience and in many cases very demanding contracts. If you check out your dream job illustration gigs, youll find theres a very clear lineage of jobs, qualifications and experience involved. If you look at the work advertised for illustrators, you can actually track the professional requirements for getting your dream job. This is a simplified version of some job requirements, which may require a range of technical skills: A childrens book and online games illustrator required for new childrens adventure book range series: Age group 3-5, boys and girls Vector based illustrations and formats Adobe Illustrator CS4 or higher Familiar with interactive childrens electronic books

Familiar with early childhood game graphics and sprites This work relates to childrens pets stories and games based on the stories. The preferred artist will have a strong track record in childrens illustration, particularly in layout, color, line drawing and drawing animal characters. This type of job is one of the higher paying, best portfolio content jobs in this area of commercial illustration. You can see how the job criteria are created, and why. Thats how you can establish your professional goals to match your personal creative and artistic goals. The typical freelance illustrators qualifications and portfolios reflect a very solid background in their preferred areas.

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Career Progression and Development

This is a true portfolio profession. Freelance illustrators develop their careers through a range of work and professional credits, awards and commercial contracts. Many move on to publish books of their own work, or exhibitions of their art as fully fledged professional fine artists.

A scientist is a person who has scientific training or who works in the sciences. An engineer is someone who is trained as an engineer. So, to my way of thinking, the practical difference lies in the educational degree and the description of the task being performed by the scientist or engineer.

Engineers apply that knowledge to solve practical problems, often with an eye toward optimizing cost, efficiency, or some other parameters.

Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. defined "engineering" as: the creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions; all as respects an intended function, economics of operation and safety to life and property 1. One who is trained or professionally engaged in a branch of engineering. 2. One who operates an engine. 3. One who skillfully or shrewdly manages an enterprise. tr.v. engineered, engineering, engineers 1. To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer. 2. To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering: "Researchers . . . compared insulin manufactured by bacteria genetically engineered with recombinant DNA techniques to the commercial insulin obtained from swine or cattle" (Fusion). 3. To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver.