Art Institute

Design as a Career

10 Things You Need to Know

Creative Director at Visceral
Started as a receptionist/intern at an ad agency
Graduated in 2006
Have interviewed for design jobs and hired designers

You will never be the best.

But you can be really f’ing good.

It’s about who you know.

So get involved.

You are a designer, be detail oriented.

Invest in your portfolio.

It will pay for itself.

Get real world experience

and share it.

Do cool work.  For free.

Know your prospect

and ask them questions.

Clients don’t care about design, they care about what it does for them.

Work smart, not hard

or
the simplest solution is often the best

Never. Stop. Learning.

(be a unicorn)