How to have a career as a graffiti artist
Have you always wanted to have a career as a graffiti artist? Have you finally decided now is the time to take the first step?
If so, here are a few tips to help you get started and to talk about some of the options that are probably open to you.
A traditional graffiti artist — Of course, you can just go out and be a typical graffiti artist. That usually means you spray paint or paint your artwork on walls, fences and buildings around town. Often without the owner’s permission.
While, of course, that is a great way to get your artwork out there, you usually do not make any money from it. In more serious circumstances, you can actually be arrested and charged with vandalism.
A paid graffiti artist — You can also decide to set up your own business as a graffiti artist, and actually have people pay you to create your murals or other artwork on their property.
This is often the best way to go, as you will get paid and you are not usually likely to have any legal problems.
Set up a website, create an inexpensive advertising campaign, tell everyone you know that you are looking for clients and then get started on your new career.
Working for a company — There are several companies set up that hire graffiti artists to work for them.
These companies often create artwork for businesses, they run workshops showing other people how to do graffiti art and, in some cases, they even participate in special events.
This is a great way to find a more stable job, and also to get a lot of experience as a graffiti artist.
You will find these companies online. Check out their sites and then send them your information.