One Secret Source For Extra Income: Weddings » Graphic Design Schools & Colleges | Competitions & Contests

One "Secret" Source For Extra Income: Weddings

artsupplies

The Hidden Costs of College
Art supplies, photography supplies, and other design related materials are additional costs that must be factored in, while going to the graphic design school or graphic design college of your choice.

Some students make ends meet by taking on part-time jobs, while others are fortunate enough to have these expenses covered by parents, relatives or student aid.

Weddings and You
Regardless of your particular circumstances, bringing in supplemental income by using your specific liberal arts talent can bring you personal satisfaction of a job done well. One particular social event that you may find interesting is weddings.

Talent That Can Pay Off
Weddings encompass a great deal of liberal arts disciplines that are not, on the surface, readily apparent - wedding invitations, fashion design, photography, video, graphic design, and illustration are all part of this traditional social event. If you don't mind putting in some legwork and research, you may be able to tap into a few weddings for some freelance work.:


Photography/Video: In some cases, professional photographers/videographers are booked solid and wedding parties need to find alternative solutions. Placing an ad in the newspaper offering your services at a reasonable price may offer you some excellent weekend work. Be prepared to show a portfolio of your wedding photography. You may need to volunteer your wedding photography services to friends and acquaintances in order to build up your wedding samples.

Graphic Design: Wedding invitations are elegant and beautiful to look at. However, the need to put a personal touch to weddings is something that is very attractive to some brides. You can use your graphic design skills to make original and personalized wedding invitations that stand out among commercially printed ones. Contact wedding planners, church administrators, or friends and family for leads to upcoming weddings. If your designs are unique and have personality, you may be able to book several weddings during the year.

Illustration: While photography is the mainstay of documenting a wedding ceremony, you may be able to open opportunities to do a formal portrait of the bride and groom in paint or watercolor. The finished image may be unveiled at the wedding reception or used as a keepsake/heirloom for the bride and groom or their parents. You can get leads from professional wedding photographers and offer a "finder's fee" for each job.

Fashion Design: The centerpiece for a bride is her wedding dress. Custom creations can cost literally tens of thousands of dollars. But if a custom designed dress could be made at a fraction of the cost, it would certainly be a valuable find for brides. Here is a chance for you to use your fashion design talents. Since all that is needed is a sketch pad, some imagination, a sewing machine and wedding dress materials, you may be able to offer an extremely valuable service, while also fulfilling the dreams for an original wedding dress for a happy bride.

networkingHow To Get Leads
Aside from friends and family, there are wedding caterers, florists, DJs, photographers, videographers, and wedding planners that may offer good leads to upcoming weddings.

The wedding service community is a fairly close one and breaking into this circle can help you on your way to finding wedding related jobs. Local ads in newspapers, college bulletin boards, or word of mouth is also effective in advertising for potential clients.

Whichever way you decide to go, your talents may provide a needed service to those who are looking for something unique and special for their wedding. The resulting work that you may pick up during your studies at your graphic design college or graphic design school can not only help you receive extra career training, but also earn you a little extra income as well.


Schools and Colleges offering design degrees:

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
 
Results:  3
Matching School Ads
Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
  • Online Courses
Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design (Online)
  • Located in Hollywood, CA, offering degrees in film, music production, business, animation and more.
  • Scholarship, financial aid and military benefits are available for students who qualify.
  • Programs taught by award-winning industry professionals in real-world working environments.
  • Features industry-standard facilities including recording studios, soundstages, green screen, movie theatres and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Show more [+]
  • Accredited
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
Website Design and Development
ABCO Technology , Inglewood
  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
  • Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
  • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
  • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
  • Helping students start a career in technology within 3 - 9 months.
  • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Military friendly school.
Show more [+]
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid