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Alumni Speakers Recap

Thank you to both Emily Brownson and Krista Farrell!

Emily Brownson:

  • Portfolio: does not need to be huge, can  be a work in progress, but you do need one.
  • Job Hunt: care about the companies, details count, get to know your interviewer, write thank you’s.
  • Working at Olson Ad Agency: 500 people, there is a person for everything, there are kegs on the roof.
  • Working at Sussner: 5 people and 1 dog, get to know a lot about production, boss knows you have a life.
  • GO GET WHAT YOU WANT!

Krista Farrell:

  • Apply to everywhere, if you even hear back at all, you are doing something right.
  • Get your work published: Dieline, Lovely Package, Behance Served.
  • DONT BE COCKY!
  • Portfolio: Go to portfolio 1 on 1.
  • Working at Capsule in MN: 11 people and an intern.
  • LEARN TO SKETCH!
  • Working at Swink in Madison WI: 4 people, do coding a lot, use billable hours, your clients are your friends.
  • AVOID working for free: freelance, work on own pieces.
  • STAY CURRENT ON DESIGN.
  • Inspiration: siteinspire.com/columnfivemedia.com

We will post the long list of inspiration sites soon…

Thank you to both Emily and Krista for some great advice.

 

Posted November 9th, 2012 by Kat Manor | Uncategorized

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