What’s Your Art Career Path?

by Amy Manzinas

 “Practice, work extra hard and stand up for what you’re worth!” – Anna McNaught

Professional Photographer – Anna McNaught

“Practice, work
extra hard and stand up for what you’re worth!” – Anna McNaught

Anna prepared herself for a photography career by earning a degree in Photography, Marketing and Design at Ithaca College, NY. She also participated in multiple internships related to photography and design, both paid and unpaid. Her professional income can range from $35,000 to $200,000 per year based on the industry and how hard she wants to work.

Graphic Designer – Michael Fugoso

 “It's a creative job, so it's best to maneuver through the career creatively.” – Michael Fugoso “It’s a creative job, so it’s best to maneuver through the career creatively.” – Michael Fugoso

It’s a creative job, so it’s best to
maneuver through the career creatively.” – Michael Fugoso

Michael went to Platt College San Diego where he graduated with an Associates in Graphic Design, and a Bachelors in Web Design. Prior to that he went to San Diego State University and studied business. He never did an internship, but rather took design positions at local marketing design agencies. He started as a junior designer (45,000 per year), worked his way up to a Mid-Tier design job (70,000 per year), later became a marketing director (100,000 per year), and then eventually left all that to be on his own as a freelance designer. Michael’s freelance jobs typically range from $5,000 to $50,000 per project, and he completes 5-7 projects a year.

Architecture Designer – Nubar Gyunashyan

 “It should only be studied if one finds a true passion in it as it can be a very challenging profession.” - Nubar Gyunashyan “It should only be studied if one finds a true passion in it as it can be a very challenging profession.” – Nubar Gyunashyan

“It should only be studied if one finds a true passion in it
as it can be a very challenging profession.” –
Nubar
Gyunashyan

Nubar graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Woodbury University. With his degree, he has been able to create his own limited liability company of professional architecture. Including a personal real estate and architecture photography business, his annual income ranges from anywhere between $25,000 and $65,000, although future projections are much more if his business’s success continues to grow.