The "Sellout Artist"
By Lauren Leslie
We would all naturally associate traditional artwork such paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc with the word art; but is graphic design just as much art as its traditional predecessors? One day, I heard a former acquaintance shamefully say that he felt like he was “selling out” (as an artist) by becoming a graphic designer. In another instance I was watching a TV show about a family in which a artistically inclined husband refused to do commercial work as a graphic designer for the same fear of “selling out” and instead worked as a dishwasher with a miserable attitude about his j
So in my previous entry I mentioned how I am getting let go at the job where I am a production artist, but at least I have my retail job that I can fall back on so that I'm not completely unemployed. I'm well aware that I'm in a state of transition and growth in so many ways, but they are good ways. Let's just put it as, I've been finding answers through seeking and knowing the truth and disassembling illusions, and it sorta has the affect on yourself like how your muscles are sore after you worked about a day or two before.
So now that I'm back to square one almost with this being my last week as a production artist, I'm going to be (have b
I'll catch you up. So a month ago I started working as a production designer at the events company in downtown Portland Before that I had been laid off from the events company for three months because of an expired contract. Let me take you back to the end of my first 90 term of the events company:
<italics>As a my last week at the events company was coming to an foreseen end, I had some thinking to do about how life would be after working 60 hours a week at a full time and part time job. The questions I asked myself were "How much did I really want to work at the retail job for?" --Sure I could work 40 hours a week at a job that I was