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CUSTOM FRAMER/OWNER: Creating Frames With An Artistic Eye

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Patrick is a custom framer and art gallery owner. He spends his typical day making sure the gallery is in order before going to his shop to create custom picture frames that match his customers' artwork. He volunteered at a framing shop in order to learn the craft and from there was able to work part time through college.

Degree: Philosophy
Job Title: Custom Framer & Art Gallery Owner
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Craft Artists

Job Description

Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than a functional one.

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$20,000 - $60,000
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0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Irregular, Part-time
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Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Home
Personal qualities
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Artistic, Creativity, Likes working with hands, People skills

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m='13970'>up</span> <span m='14090'>the</span> <span m='14160'>shop,</span> <span m='14520'>and</span> <span m='14640'>making</span> <span m='14880'>sure</span> <span m='15030'>the</span> <span m='15120'>gallery</span> <span m='15375'>is</span> <span m='15630'>clean.</span> <span m='16110'>We</span> <span m='16250'>expect</span> <span m='16610'>some</span> <span m='16730'>foot</span> <span m='16930'>traffic,</span> <span m='17470'>so</span> <span m='17690'>we're</span> <span m='17810'>going</span> <span m='17910'>to</span> <span m='17960'>sweep</span> <span m='18250'>out</span> <span m='18430'>the</span> <span m='18500'>shop,</span> <span m='19010'>and</span> <span m='19700'>polish</span> <span m='20040'>the</span> <span m='20120'>floors,</span> <span m='20760'>and</span> <span m='20980'>make</span> <span m='21140'>sure</span> <span m='21330'>all</span> <span m='21470'>the</span> <span m='21690'>art</span> <span m='22020'>is</span> <span m='22230'>hung</span> <span m='22390'>correctly.</span> <span m='23300'>And</span> <span m='23490'>then</span> <span m='23640'>when</span> <span m='23760'>we</span> <span m='23850'>have</span> <span m='24020'>free</span> <span m='24230'>time,</span> <span m='24580'>we'll</span> <span m='24700'>head</span> <span m='24890'>to</span> <span m='24950'>the</span> <span m='25060'>back</span> <span m='25490'>and</span> <span m='25590'>work</span> <span m='25800'>in</span> <span m='25880'>the</span> <span m='25950'>shop.</span> <span m='26460'>So</span> <span m='26730'>we</span> <span m='26840'>build,</span> <span m='27580'>chop,</span> <span m='27940'>and</span> <span m='28110'>join</span> <span m='29280'>wood</span> <span m='29670'>moldings</span> <span m='30190'>to</span> <span m='30300'>create</span> <span m='30660'>picture</span> <span m='30960'>frames,</span> <span m='31550'>and</span> <span m='31820'>install</span> <span m='32229'>glass.</span> </p><p><span m='33880'>And</span> <span m='34040'>then,</span> <span m='34530'>throughout</span> <span m='34880'>the</span> <span m='34960'>day,</span> <span m='35210'>customers</span> <span m='35740'>come</span> <span m='35970'>in</span> <span m='36200'>with</span> <span m='36400'>their</span> <span m='36520'>memorabilia,</span> <span m='37300'>or</span> <span m='37480'>photography,</span> <span m='38240'>or</span> <span m='38390'>art.</span> <span m='39090'>And</span> <span m='39340'>then</span> <span m='39490'>we</span> <span m='39810'>create</span> <span m='40090'>a</span> <span m='40130'>frame</span> <span m='40430'>design</span> <span m='40810'>at</span> <span m='40900'>our</span> <span m='41030'>frame</span> <span m='41410'>station.</span> <span m='42310'>So</span> <span m='42600'>we</span> <span m='42740'>do,</span> <span m='43340'>with</span> <span m='43610'>an</span> <span m='43680'>artistic</span> <span m='44170'>eye,</span> <span m='44880'>match</span> <span m='45460'>colors</span> <span m='45920'>and</span> <span m='46040'>coordinate</span> <span m='46480'>colors.</span> <span m='48250'>And</span> <span m='48560'>then</span> <span m='48940'>there's</span> <span m='49170'>a</span> <span m='49220'>lot</span> <span m='49450'>of</span> <span m='50150'>labor</span> <span m='50690'>in</span> <span m='50760'>the</span> <span m='50840'>back</span> <span m='51210'>with</span> <span m='51580'>construction</span> <span m='52070'>of</span> <span m='52150'>frames.</span> <span m='53220'>So</span> <span m='53430'>that's</span> <span m='53710'>the</span> <span m='53780'>job,</span> <span m='54050'>pretty</span> <span m='54220'>much</span> <span m='54480'>in</span> <span m='54530'>a</span> <span m='54630'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='55670'>I</span> <span m='55840'>did</span> <span m='56090'>go</span> <span m='56200'>to</span> <span m='56290'>college.</span> <span m='57480'>I</span> <span m='57640'>went</span> <span m='57830'>to an</span> <span m='58090'>undergrad</span> <span m='58490'>college,</span> <span m='59120'>and</span> <span m='59700'>I</span> <span m='60020'>got</span> <span m='60230'>a</span> <span m='60270'>philosophy</span> <span m='60740'>degree,</span> <span m='61560'>which</span> <span m='61770'>prepares</span> <span m='62160'>you</span> <span m='62330'>for</span> <span m='62510'>very</span> <span m='62730'>little</span> <span m='63190'>except</span> <span m='63540'>for</span> <span m='63640'>doing</span> <span m='63860'>philosophy.</span> <span m='65040'>And</span> <span m='65160'>then</span> <span m='65260'>I</span> <span m='65290'>went</span> <span m='65470'>on</span> <span m='65610'>to</span> <span m='65650'>get</span> <span m='65780'>a</span> <span m='65830'>master's</span> <span m='66310'>in</span> <span m='66420'>that.</span> <span m='66700'>So I</span> <span m='66930'>doubled-down</span> <span m='67430'>on</span> <span m='67500'>the</span> <span m='67580'>philosophy.</span> <span m='68500'>But</span> <span m='68690'>I</span> <span m='68750'>did</span> <span m='68930'>have</span> <span m='69140'>a</span> <span m='69220'>strong</span> <span m='69540'>art</span> <span m='69720'>background,</span> <span m='70330'>and</span> <span m='70470'>did</span> <span m='70640'>art</span> <span m='70960'>throughout</span> <span m='71260'>college,</span> <span m='72050'>and</span> <span m='72320'>did</span> <span m='72640'>picture</span> <span m='72950'>framing</span> <span m='73490'>at</span> <span m='73740'>a</span> <span m='73800'>local</span> <span m='74110'>picture</span> <span m='74400'>frame</span> <span m='74640'>shop.</span> </p><p><span m='78950'>I</span> <span m='79170'>kind of</span> <span m='79250'>volunteered</span> <span m='79770'>at</span> <span m='79860'>the</span> <span m='79940'>picture</span> <span m='80240'>framing</span> <span m='80540'>shop</span> <span m='81000'>to</span> <span m='81100'>learn</span> <span m='81270'>the</span> <span m='81370'>craft,</span> <span m='82220'>and</span> <span m='82460'>then</span> <span m='82610'>worked</span> <span m='82870'>there</span> <span m='83050'>part</span> <span m='83290'>time</span> <span m='83750'>as</span> <span m='84000'>I</span> <span m='84040'>went</span> <span m='84300'>through</span> <span m='84410'>college,</span> <span m='85260'>and</span> <span m='85530'>took</span> <span m='85660'>a</span> <span m='85700'>lot</span> <span m='85850'>of art</span> <span m='86010'>history</span> <span m='86350'>classes.</span> <span m='86655'>So</span> <span m='86960'>I</span> <span m='87070'>had</span> <span m='87180'>a</span> <span m='87240'>strong</span> <span m='87530'>art</span> <span m='87720'>background.</span> <span m='88250'>So</span> <span m='88370'>this</span> <span m='88560'>was</span> <span m='88660'>a</span> <span m='88730'>natural</span> <span m='89290'>thing</span> <span m='89540'>for</span> <span m='89680'>me</span> <span m='89800'>to</span> <span m='89910'>sort</span> <span m='90160'>of</span> <span m='90250'>get</span> <span m='90390'>into,</span> <span m='91160'>was</span> <span m='91360'>working</span> <span m='91680'>in</span> <span m='91760'>picture</span> <span m='92080'>frame</span> <span m='92310'>shops.</span> </p><p><span m='93240'>What</span> <span m='93620'>I</span> <span m='93690'>wish</span> <span m='93940'>I</span> <span m='94000'>knew</span> <span m='94210'>when</span> <span m='94350'>I</span> <span m='94440'>was</span> <span m='94640'>younger</span> <span m='95500'>was,</span> <span m='96340'>almost</span> <span m='96830'>anything</span> <span m='97260'>can</span> <span m='97370'>be</span> <span m='97490'>accomplished</span> <span m='98070'>without</span> <span m='98460'>debt.</span> <span m='99230'>So</span> <span m='99680'>don't</span> <span m='99960'>accumulate</span> <span m='100560'>debt.</span> <span m='102050'>Pay</span> <span m='102240'>your</span> <span m='102360'>bills</span> <span m='102640'>on</span> <span m='102770'>time,</span> <span m='103570'>don't</span> <span m='103820'>max</span> <span m='104110'>out</span> <span m='104210'>your</span> <span m='104310'>credit</span> <span m='104540'>cards.</span> <span m='104850'>These</span> <span m='105160'>are</span> <span m='105420'>the</span> <span m='105530'>things</span> <span m='105820'>that are</span> <span m='105980'>going</span> <span m='106100'>to</span> <span m='106420'>create</span> <span m='106860'>the</span> <span m='106990'>opportunities</span> <span m='107660'>for</span> <span m='107770'>you</span> <span m='107840'>to</span> <span m='107930'>take</span> <span m='108170'>advantage</span> <span m='108560'>of</span> <span m='108620'>a</span> <span m='108700'>situation</span> <span m='109310'>when</span> <span m='109460'>it</span> <span m='109540'>comes</span> <span m='109830'>up.</span> </p><p><span m='110110'>But if</span> <span m='110260'>you're</span> <span m='110360'>carrying</span> <span m='110660'>a</span> <span m='110710'>lot</span> <span m='110890'>of</span> <span m='110980'>debt,</span> <span m='111910'>then</span> <span m='112660'>a</span> <span m='112720'>lot</span> <span m='112890'>of</span> <span m='112950'>times</span> <span m='113380'>that's</span> <span m='113630'>pretty</span> <span m='113810'>much</span> <span m='114050'>what</span> <span m='114200'>you</span> <span m='114310'>do.</span> <span m='114470'>You're</span> <span m='114630'>working</span> <span m='114950'>your whole</span> <span m='115260'>life</span> <span m='115510'>paying</span> <span m='115790'>off</span> <span m='116000'>debt.</span> <span m='116660'>So,</span> <span m='117330'>that's</span> <span m='117570'>my</span> <span m='117690'>best</span> <span m='117970'>advice.</span> </p>","file":{"id":394889,"video_id":"3505232971001","name":"2559-Patrick-FrameStoreOwner1","duration":119421,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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