View Full Version : Who here has a Regular job, and doe sthis for fun?
March 27th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Anyone out there NOT a fine artist of sculptor and just does this stuff in their spare time for fun!??!? if so.. List your careers... Lets see which combination is more popular!
March 27th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Yup, regular job person here. I'm more of a hobbyist artist.
My job is working with robots and artificial intelligence... more or less computer programming with some design in there too.
March 27th, 2007, 02:00 PM
I'm going to fall into the slight minority here...my "real" job has been art and nothing but art for 44+ years. Probably explains why I'm brain-dead...
March 27th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Many 'fine artists' and sculptors and such teach art as well, such as in Atelier settings or workshop demos.
I work at a Southeastern Supermarket chain and attend school full-time.
March 27th, 2007, 02:46 PM
I'm in IT (product development in the med. field) ... a former artist / architecture student gone astray. :(
March 27th, 2007, 03:02 PM
I work at a Yoga studio. I'm working on getting established as an artist of a more professional caliber (as in reputable, not just paid)...so...I guess I do both...sort of.
March 27th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Since when is art not a "regular" job?
March 27th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Since when is art not a "regular" job?
Since the "regular" job is the one you hate. :)
For myself, I'm a full-time history student (well, part-time this semester, but usually full-time) and an artist on the side. And by "on the side" I mean "spends at least as much time on art as on school, if not more".
March 27th, 2007, 05:05 PM
I work at the Internal Revenue Service...hate it. I do art as a hobby and as a mean to develop more of my robotics/game dev/architecture/IT background... Art can help in all of those fields...I'll see where art takes me
March 27th, 2007, 05:31 PM
I worked in internet support for 5 years and just quit this month. It was a decent paying job but I just couldn't handle the customers and the micro-managing anymore. I'm currently looking for a school that would fit my needs and wallet.
March 27th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Currently a marketer in the healthcare industry... I send e-mail for a living. :p But I'll be going back to school for art in the fall.
March 27th, 2007, 05:53 PM
industrial design student and former bike mechanic, trying to get to the point where i can get paid for having fun :)
March 27th, 2007, 09:21 PM
I am a Event Coordinator/sound tech/ set up guy/AV tech/ Heavy lifter at a private college. I also teach Kung Fu a few nights a week and I am on my Kung Fu School's Lion Dance Team. I get tuition benefits for working at the college, so I am working my way through college at a part time basis. I've been drawing and painting since I was little. Ultimately I would like a career in art.
Stephen Lo Piano
March 27th, 2007, 10:08 PM
I have never made a living at artwork, although 4 years of career training with illustrating and graphic arts in the days before computers 1970's. Have done much work volunteer and occasional free lance work most from hand painting signs years ago and portrait pastels and paintings. Volunteer work in a local gallery where I live helping with bookkeeping, setting up opening exhibitions and at openings. Volunteer work in college for the school newspaper as a layout editor and also an organization group with magazine for art and literature as the art director. Did lots of poster design and artwork for clubs and organizations in college volunteer.
I have made a living over the years at various occupations; factory production, food service, sales clerk in retail stores, cleaning and janitorial service, stockroom clerk/shipping and receiving, office clerical help, and many years experience working in the field of inventory as a helper specialist that lead to promotions as a team leader.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and additional training in this field within the Air Force for a General Accounting Specialist. Work experience in Accounting in the Air Force A/P, and within a local town government municipality for close to 4 years as a Junior Accountant. Additional experience as a Staff Accountant for an amusement and bowling center.
March 27th, 2007, 10:13 PM
I work part time in a courrier company, I've been in game art for a few years salaried, for sometime as freelance, looking to going back to more freelance.
I'm working on my own game atm with a partner (programmer) that we want to propose to game portals.
March 27th, 2007, 10:50 PM
im a design engineer.. BS in mechanical and electrical engineering..
ive draw/painted/designed since before i could walk i think.. its always been a passion of mine. wish i could get paid for doing art all day.. unfortunately i took another route. i do this any time im not working, or working on cars. - JAG
March 28th, 2007, 09:28 AM
I kinda sorta work as an artist but I more or less see it as a drafting type work rather than creative which is what I'd really like to be doing more of. Currently I work as a technical illustrator, stuff that's government contract work. Boring crap...
March 28th, 2007, 12:04 PM
I'm unemployed, but got my own firm for occasional freelance stuff... so I guess I'm selfemployed then. Work makes me incredibly depressed. I think there's something wrong with me.
March 28th, 2007, 12:17 PM
I work for local goverment. Being rude to people on the phone and "not my job mate" kinda stuff. Draw in my spare time for fun and have no interest in trying to get a job or push myself furtherwith it. As the job i have is so handy.
March 28th, 2007, 01:02 PM
I got a job in a supermarket, I think it's made of shit and some other kinds of dirt, I'm not sure. In the meanwhile, I just keep struggling to get some decent skills to do art for a living, whether it's fine art or concept art. But hey, at least I'm not the only one!
March 28th, 2007, 09:22 PM
I'm also in IT... I do technical drawings and illustrations of new equipment, plus curriculum development as in writing IT course materials and coming up with slide presentations, as well as instructing when I'm not doing any of the above.
I do freelance art on the side occasionally, but I don't do enough to consider myself a professional artist. I do the manga style comics thing mostly for fun.
March 29th, 2007, 12:36 AM
Architect, with a obsession of creating fantasy concept art. Sometimes its hard coming back to the real world. Im so lost.
March 29th, 2007, 03:25 AM
Nearing the end of a BSc in organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. After that, planning on going into computational chemistry. Art is a hobby / obsession though I exercise fantasies of taking commissions.
March 29th, 2007, 03:45 AM
I'm just finishing my degree in Film and Integrated Media and have been waitering every minute of every non school day, lol. I have to say though there are many a skill that even the 9-5 jobs can teach, you just have to look out for the lessons and capitalize on them, build up who you are through anything you do and above all, give it all that you got even if you only got 10% left in the tank.
March 29th, 2007, 12:48 PM
i'm finishing school in digital design and have been working as a designer/animator for flash sites and flash games. i really wish i'd chosen a major more condusive to concept art, but oh well. :) i'll probably have to take a design job while i work on my skills.
March 29th, 2007, 01:06 PM
I'm a scientist :confident I've spent the last, let's see, 8 years in school getting a Master's and then a doctorate in evolutionary biology. Unfortunately, I'm at the awkward postdoc stage and finding work (plus moving all over the country) has been tough. Since my SO has a better chance of finding a postdoc (he's in a more marketable field) I have to wait for him to catch up before I can start looking for permanent spot.
So, yeah. Art is my hobby. I don't think I would enjoy it as much if it were the job that I depended on for my salary. Too much pressure.
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