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CUSTOM FRAME DESIGNER/PAINTER, IN-DEPTH: Discoving That Art Didn't Have To Be A Hobby

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This custom frame designer describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He discovered that art didn't have to simply be his hobby but rather could be a profession when he met people in college who studied art.

Degree: Fine Art
Job Title: Custom Frame Designer

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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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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<span m='17210'>to</span> <span m='17270'>get</span> <span m='17470'>out</span> <span m='17610'>of</span> <span m='17690'>customer</span> <span m='18150'>service</span> <span m='18670'>because</span> <span m='19445'>I</span> <span m='19740'>was</span> <span m='19840'>working</span> <span m='20140'>in</span> <span m='20190'>an</span> <span m='20240'>art</span> <span m='20500'>store.</span> <span m='20730'>And</span> <span m='20840'>so</span> <span m='21460'>I'm</span> <span m='21540'>still</span> <span m='21940'>kind</span> <span m='22130'>of</span> <span m='22180'>doing</span> <span m='22355'>the</span> <span m='22760'>customer</span> <span m='23170'>service</span> <span m='23540'>thing</span> <span m='24370'>and</span> <span m='25050'>hoping</span> <span m='25540'>at</span> <span m='25670'>some</span> <span m='25820'>point</span> <span m='26410'>switch</span> <span m='26710'>more</span> <span m='26970'>into</span> <span m='27210'>the</span> <span m='27290'>actual</span> <span m='28640'>framing</span> <span m='29010'>side</span> <span m='29250'>of</span> <span m='29330'>the</span> <span m='29430'>company,</span> <span m='30390'>working</span> <span m='30900'>in</span> <span m='31100'>the</span> <span m='31590'>production</span> <span m='32070'>facility.</span> <span m='34880'>You</span> <span m='35360'>can</span> <span m='35430'>get</span> <span m='35630'>really</span> <span m='35820'>burned</span> <span m='36150'>out</span> <span m='36300'>on</span> <span m='36480'>customer</span> <span m='36950'>service</span> <span m='37530'>really</span> <span m='37880'>easily.</span> <span m='38610'>So</span> <span m='40030'>yeah,</span> <span m='40850'>I</span> <span m='41000'>like</span> <span m='41340'>the</span> <span m='41440'>framing</span> <span m='42030'>part</span> <span m='42290'>of</span> <span m='42370'>it</span> <span m='42540'>and</span> <span m='42960'>the</span> <span m='43200'>craftsman</span> <span m='44230'>part</span> <span m='44450'>of</span> <span m='44550'>it.</span> <span m='44720'>But</span> <span m='45560'>sometimes,</span> <span m='46070'>the</span> <span m='46560'>customer</span> <span m='47020'>service</span> <span m='47370'>stuff</span> <span m='48030'>can</span> <span m='48140'>be</span> <span m='48270'>draining.</span> </p><p><span m='49320'>I</span> <span m='49420'>guess</span> <span m='49525'>it</span> <span m='49630'>wasn't</span> <span m='50420'>completely</span> <span m='51140'>like</span> <span m='51340'>an</span> <span m='51460'>aha</span> <span m='51850'>moment.</span> <span m='52430'>But</span> <span m='53660'>I</span> <span m='53740'>think</span> <span m='53970'>it</span> <span m='54080'>just</span> <span m='54310'>was</span> <span m='54610'>a</span> <span m='54680'>lot</span> <span m='54870'>of</span> <span m='54960'>things</span> <span m='55190'>building</span> <span m='55560'>on</span> <span m='55670'>each</span> <span m='55810'>other,</span> <span m='56090'>like</span> <span m='56520'>being</span> <span m='56790'>interested</span> <span m='57250'>in</span> <span m='57390'>art</span> <span m='57810'>from</span> <span m='58275'>a</span> <span m='58740'>young</span> <span m='58935'>age.</span> <span m='63570'>Maybe</span> <span m='63750'>it</span> <span m='63835'>was</span> <span m='64080'>in</span> <span m='64150'>high</span> <span m='64349'>school</span> <span m='64709'>towards</span> <span m='65239'>the</span> <span m='65650'>end,</span> <span m='65910'>like</span> <span m='66170'>senior</span> <span m='66350'>or</span> <span m='66700'>something,</span> <span m='67570'>having</span> <span m='68130'>some</span> <span m='68560'>people</span> <span m='69000'>from</span> <span m='69350'>colleges</span> <span m='70060'>come</span> <span m='70280'>in</span> <span m='70700'>and</span> <span m='71430'>meeting</span> <span m='72200'>friends</span> <span m='73090'>who</span> <span m='73370'>were</span> <span m='73890'>already</span> <span m='74090'>in</span> <span m='74290'>college</span> <span m='75050'>at</span> <span m='75510'>an</span> <span m='75660'>art</span> <span m='75850'>school</span> <span m='76320'>and</span> <span m='76630'>realizing</span> <span m='77120'>that</span> <span m='77250'>it</span> <span m='77300'>was</span> <span m='78330'>a</span> <span m='78390'>thing</span> <span m='78640'>that</span> <span m='78810'>you</span> <span m='78910'>could</span> <span m='79070'>do,</span> <span m='79460'>that</span> <span m='79620'>I</span> <span m='79700'>could--</span> <span m='82706'>that</span> <span m='83110'>could</span> <span m='83360'>be</span> <span m='83520'>my</span> <span m='83590'>profession.</span> <span m='84510'>And</span> <span m='84770'>I</span> <span m='84950'>could</span> <span m='85220'>study</span> <span m='85530'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='86350'>And</span> <span m='87130'>so</span> <span m='87300'>maybe</span> <span m='87530'>that</span> <span m='87920'>was</span> <span m='88670'>the</span> <span m='88920'>moment</span> <span 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m='103250'>it</span> <span m='103340'>wasn't</span> <span m='103620'>just</span> <span m='103850'>like</span> <span m='104980'>being</span> <span m='105180'>some</span> <span m='105370'>crazy</span> <span m='105740'>person</span> <span m='106120'>in</span> <span m='106200'>a</span> <span m='106270'>studio.</span> </p><p><span m='107990'>It's</span> <span m='108130'>not</span> <span m='108310'>terribly</span> <span m='109560'>difficult</span> <span m='110010'>to</span> <span m='110090'>get</span> <span m='110240'>a</span> <span m='110300'>job</span> <span m='111140'>in</span> <span m='111540'>this</span> <span m='111730'>field.</span> <span m='112510'>There's</span> <span m='112670'>a</span> <span m='112720'>few</span> <span m='112960'>things</span> <span m='113250'>you</span> <span m='113340'>just</span> <span m='113710'>have</span> <span m='113930'>to</span> <span m='114040'>be</span> <span m='115216'>good</span> <span m='115620'>with,</span> <span m='115950'>one</span> <span m='116240'>being</span> <span m='116830'>attention</span> <span m='117310'>to</span> <span m='117400'>detail,</span> <span m='118050'>since</span> <span m='118280'>that's</span> <span m='118430'>all</span> <span m='119800'>a</span> <span m='119870'>lot</span> <span m='120060'>of</span> <span m='120120'>measuring</span> <span m='121030'>and</span> <span m='121750'>taking</span> <span m='122510'>really</span> <span m='122810'>detailed</span> <span m='123300'>notes</span> <span m='124180'>because</span> <span m='124410'>you're</span> <span m='124530'>handling</span> <span m='125060'>people's,</span> <span m='125850'>sometimes,</span> <span m='126920'>keepsakes</span> <span m='127550'>or</span> <span m='128280'>artwork</span> <span m='128699'>that's</span> <span m='128900'>worth</span> <span m='129479'>lots</span> <span m='130710'>and</span> <span m='130780'>lots</span> <span m='131020'>of</span> <span m='131090'>money.</span> <span m='131980'>And</span> <span m='132170'>so</span> <span m='133320'>you</span> <span m='133600'>have</span> <span m='133760'>to</span> <span m='134130'>be</span> <span m='135460'>detail</span> <span m='135990'>oriented.</span> <span m='140830'>But</span> <span m='140940'>as</span> <span m='141110'>far</span> <span m='141380'>as--</span> <span m='141870'>if</span> <span m='142200'>you</span> <span m='142290'>have</span> <span m='142480'>those</span> <span m='142670'>skills,</span> <span m='143180'>getting</span> <span m='143320'>a</span> <span m='143370'>job</span> <span m='144190'>is</span> <span m='144310'>not</span> <span m='144800'>terribly</span> <span m='145210'>difficult.</span> <span m='146300'>It's</span> <span m='146690'>definately,</span> <span m='147340'>totally,</span> <span m='148230'>approachable.</span> <span m='148980'>I</span> <span m='149080'>mean,</span> <span m='149390'>my</span> <span m='149540'>only</span> <span m='149700'>experience</span> <span m='150310'>in</span> <span m='150400'>framing</span> <span m='150710'>before</span> <span m='151010'>this</span> <span m='151230'>was</span> <span m='151380'>working</span> <span m='151700'>at</span> <span m='151800'>an</span> <span m='151900'>arts</span> <span m='152190'>store.</span> </p>","file":{"id":394894,"video_id":"3505606781001","name":"2562-Dylan-FrameDesignPainter2","duration":154390,"thumbnail_url":null}});