Vocation and Professional Exploration

This page features a long list of resources you can use to help you learn about Vocational/Professional paths you might want to look into as a student at SPU. Your instructors will occasionally assign you one of these vocations to use in a Unit Vocation assignment, so make sure you check in with your instructor about which of these categories you should be looking at... Otherwise this page is a resource to you to explore as you see fit!

Plagiarism and Originality

The most important thing you can do to become a professional is learn how to value your own integrity and work toward originality. The video below has some thoughts on plagiarism in the visual arts and some suggestions for how to use CREATE COMMONS  resources wisely.

Community Art/Social Practice

Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates:
1. http://www.artnews.com/2014/04/07/art-of-social-practice-is-changing-the-world-one-row-house-at-a-time/
2. https://www.ted.com/talks/theaster_gates_how_to_revive_a_neighborhood_with_imagination_beauty_and_art

Traditional Illustration

Tons of great links for illustrators here:

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Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry:
https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/author/lynda-barry

Carson Ellis:

https://vimeo.com/22899700

Illustration/Comics

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Jacob McGraw:
1. http://lostpuppetshow.com
2. http://jacobmagraw.tumblr.com

Animation/Motion

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Tom Deslongchamp: 
http://www.tomdeslongchamp.com

Film/Video
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http://actioncutprint.com/filmmaking-articles/10-commandments/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/lynn-shelton-touchy-feely-filmmaker-interview_n_3769638.html

Art/Cultural Criticism

Critics

Greg Wolfe:
http://www.curatormagazine.com/brett-beasley/an-interview-with-greg-wolfe/

Arts Administration

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4Culture:
http://www.performingarts.jp/E/pre_interview/1010/1.html

Gerald Lidstone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ezTFMQMjxs

 Sculpture

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Anish Kapoor:
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2008/nov/08/anish-kapoor-interview

Roger Feldman:
http://civa.org/church/art-and-the-church-podcast/episode-18-roger-feldman-art-violence-and-hospitality/

Artist as Researcher/Relational Aesthetics

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Kevin Hamilton:
http://complexfields.org

Art History

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Katie Kresser:
http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&isbn=9781409426158&lang=cy-GB

Art Education

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 http://www.arteducators.org/research/LowenfeldLecture_2010_EnidZimmerman.pdf
http://www.edutopia.org/sir-ken-robinson-creativity-part-one-video

Gallery Based Painter

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Robert Hardgrave:
http://roberthardgrave.com/

Design: Visual Communication Design

 

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Hannah Sharpe
http://dapperad.com

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Paula Scher
https://www.ted.com/talks/paula_scher_gets_serious?language=en

Design: Architecture

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Alejandro Aravena
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/13/462806422/2016-pritzker-prize-goes-to-chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160113

Design: Environmental Design/Industrial Design

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Peter Benarcik
http://seattlerefined.com/the-home/seattle-architect-designer-professor-says-you-can-do-it-all

Illustration: Medical Illustrator

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David Ehlert:
David Ehlert, Medical Illustrator and co-founder Cognition Studio

Screen Printer/Printmaker

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Jason Munn (Small Stakes Gig Posters):
http://jasonmunn.com

Gallery/Museum Curator/Worker

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1. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2011/oct/14/working-life-art-gallery-curator
2. http://www.conservation-us.org/publications-resources/careers-in-conservation/become-a-conservator#.Vb_uQXihbDM
3.  http://blog.aftercollege.com/2014/dont-know-what-to-do-with-your-art-degree-try-art-restoration/