The ArtStation Guide to Going from Student to Professional Artist

We’re back again with another free guide! This new guide focuses on students entering the workforce, the guide was put together with the game industry in mind, but there’s useful information for artists in all industries.

The guide will show you how to go from the top of your class to the top of the resume pile. Transitioning from student to professional can be confusing, but thanks to the help of artists Alex BeddowsClinton CrumplerJacob NorrisJonathan HemmensKieran GoodsonKim AavaMarcel Schaika, you’ll be able to channel all your hard work and creativity into getting hired!

The guide has 5 chapters covering the following topics:

  1. Before You Graduate
  2. Portfolio & Resume
  3. Job Hunting
  4. Soft Skills & Networking
  5. Managing your career and personal life

The information in The ArtStation Guide to Going from Student to Professional Artist is built on years of experience, along with stats from junior artists within the ArtStation community. We went through the legwork of asking artists in the game industry questions, collecting data and information, and then organizing it all into one easy-to-read guide.

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*Cover art by Ching-Kai Yen 


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