Speak Up (part 2)

Part 2: Protein Ice Cream So, we were sitting in the ideation meeting room, the VP Creative Director, Executive Creative Director of Ideation, an Art Directors, Senior Art Director, VP of Mobile Operations….(you get the picture) and me, the Graphic Design Intern. They were throwing out ideas for a new company pitch. Multiple times in the brainstorm session […]

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It’s Who You Know 

Getting opportunities, interviews, projects, and potentially jobs is definitely about who you know. Networking is always so vital to meeting people in your field and creating chances for yourself to develop.  It’s who you know, but it’s also who you make yourself know. There are networking events you should go to (once again we will […]

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Speak Up (part 1)

When in an internship or new job, it can be scary to speak up about a lot of things. When is an appropriate time?  Is it to the appropriate person? Is it absolutely necessary or relevant? You don’t want to sound like your complaining, needy, annoying, or unsatisfied. You still want to show your drive, determination, […]

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Drawing Conclusions

No good design solution came forth without a plan. Designing starts with research, roughs, comps, wireframes, mock ups and then the final.  It’s important to always resort to planning using drawing. We don’t complete thoughts using right clicks on the mouse. We complete them by scribbling, circling, underlining, and ultimately sketching. Plans require some pencil […]

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What’s Underrated?

Something that is never explicitly said is school is the power of mock-ups. Yes, I am talking about the two kinds…so LEARN BOTH!! 🙂 1. physical 2. digital Physical: yep, you’ve heard it before. Craftmanship. Your craft is everything. You are a designer, not a computer technician, so get off the computer once in a […]

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These Are Not Projects

As the upcoming seniors begin preparing their work for their portfolio, we give you one important mindset to buy into. Your work in the next year is no longer a “project”. A project is something you have to do because a professor assigns it to you. A project is something small you did in school […]

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