How to get a better job in art

How to get a better job in art
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

February 27th 2009 at 3:35PM

Gusto Games' art director gives advice on finding a new career in art

Today we've published the second of our three guides to improving your chances at getting a better job, as part of an ongoing recruitment special.

Today Gusto Games' art director Gavin Cooper offers an in depth guide to tailouring a CV for the creative disciplines, creating a showreel, and handling the interview.

"Show us some good art," advised Cooper. "This is blindingly obvious, but when recruiting for an art position it’s the standard of the artwork that’s being presented that really counts, so quality is more important than quantity.

"Present a consistently good standard, using just the best, most appropriate work and get rid of any old, irrelevant stuff. We’re interested in examples that demonstrate a capability in the role applied for."

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