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WHAT’S NEW IN HIRING?

John Haymore, a VAD Graphic Design alumnus works for HireVue. He recently visited Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales’ ART 1230 Type & Layout class to discuss the newest way to apply for jobs and recruit potential employees! Watch this video. Check out HireVue! Be ahead of the game!

For more information:
https://www.hirevue.com/company/about-us

 

INSPIRATIONAL SELF-PROMOS!

Card Promo artHOW: 9 Designer Self-Promotion Projects to Inspire You
By Jessica Farris / January 14, 2016

“As a designer, marketing and promotional work comes with the territory. After all, much of the money to be made in the design industry comes from promotional projects for clients. But once you’ve put down your client work, it’s time to look inward and develop your self-promotional strategy. Whether you’re part of a studio or an in-house design team, or you’re working for yourself, self-promotion is a must for finding your ideal clients, building your career and making a name for yourself.”

To read entire article:

http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/designer-self-promotion-projects/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=hw-nbo-nl-160125&utm_content=815160_HDN160125&utm_medium=email

Photo: 2015 YEAR OF THE RAM / MM Brand Agency

PORTFOLIOS THAT PACK A PUNCH

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 6.34.33 AMFROM CREATIVE BLOQ:
Design a Portfolio that Packs a Punch

by Marc Anderson

”I look at many many creative portfolios every day in my job at Fantasy, spanning a wide range of disciplines and talents. Because there’s so many, I’ve had to develop a strategy to enable me to quickly tell whether a designer has both the visual talent and UX thinking to thrive with us. In short, a way of separating good work from work that simply looks good.”

To read article in its entirety:
http://www.creativebloq.com/career/design-portfolio-packs-punch-11618692

Photo: 05. Demonstrate critical thinking

What Designers Want Copywriters to Know

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HOW Design

Bay Area designers and art directors share their thoughts on what makes a great copywriter-designer duo and offer copywriting tips from a design perspective.

By Laura Vrcek

“If storytelling is the essential job of the copywriter, design is the starting point of the story; design can inform how a story plays out and how a brand touches people at every stage in their interaction with it.”

See more at:
http://www.howdesign.com/design-career/design-copywriting-tips/

CAREER PATH: Think More Comic Book Geeks are Guys? Think Again

 

Comic artFrom Publishing Perspectives:

New research by comics analysis site Graphic Policy finds that 53% of comic book readers are now women—and they are demanding stronger female characters.

By Bree Turner

“Watch out boys, women are surpassing you in comic book geekdom. Market research done by a comics analysis site, Graphic Policy, has come to the conclusion that 53% of comic readers are now women, up from 40% just three years ago.”

To read this article in its entirety:
http://publishingperspectives.com/2015/09/think-more-comic-book-geeks-are-guys-think-again/

ARTICLE: Design Portfolio Class

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To view the entire class details or to buy this class please visit – https://www.creativelive.com/courses

This class is currently available for $41. Get it now before the price goes up to $59!

In this class, Ram Castillo will help you through every stage of portfolio development from conceptualization to organization to dissemination.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Filter and organize your design work
  • Photograph and/or render project pieces
  • Choose an online portfolio structure

VIDEO: Emory Douglas “The Art of the Black Panthers”

EMORY DOUGLAS

To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://www.stashmedia.tv/?p=24258

Revealing interview with Emory Douglas, the art director, designer, and main illustrator for The Black Panther newspaper during the 1960s and 1970s.

Introduced to graphic design working in the print shop during juvenile detention, Douglas rose to become the Panthers’ Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture, using his art as a weapon in the party’s struggle for civil rights.

Visit the site for the full 8 minute interview.