Tuesday, April 27, 2010

When I grow up I want to be a…

Graphic Designer.

What is Graphic Design? >>
I found this excerpt on the AIGA site and would love to have this printed on a business card. I can't tell you how many times I've had to "explain" my title. To our accountant, my children's teachers and even my own family. They all want to know, so what do you actually "do"?

As the end of semester gets closer the graduating seniors seem to have elevated stress levels...stressed about upcoming interviews, no interviews, where to go for interviews, what to take, what to wear, how to present their work, and on and on and on.

Graduating Senior or soon to be, you should find something useful on this post:
Your First Time…
Get it in writing
Ten Common Mistakes

Excerpt from AIGA
One of the most important things a prospective graphic design student can do is to discover for themselves as much as possible about the profession outside the college curriculum. Early in their college studies, students should visit design firms and talk to people successfully practicing graphic design. This will help them know what to demand of the curriculum, will put them in touch with the reality of the profession, and in turn will make them more marketable to an employer…read more here

Internships & J.O.B.S.
Guide to Internships
Graphic Design: A Career Guide
Salary Guide
Your Competition
Where to work

Monday, April 26, 2010

How Design Conference

Yes, it's pricey, but worth every penny! This is the type of experience that you would benefit from as a student or professional! Certainly worth taking a peek at. . . .just in case you happen to be near Denver during June 6-9!

Just a few of the featured sessions:

FOCUS: Student , My Career , Creativity

FOCUS: Software , Technology & Production

12. How to Create and Deliver Your Best Portfolio - Donna Farrugia
FOCUS: Student , Freelance , My Career , Creativity

FOCUS: Web and Interactive Design , Creativity

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pump up your library

Check out this website for great selections of all price ranges on books related to design. Right now they are promoting free shipping on some orders, and a category of books $15 and Under! I've ordered from this company and am very pleased with their products!

I purchased an earlier version of this book 7 years ago and have found it hard to live without it. This new version has just been released.