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How's it going? I'll keep this pretty short but I'm in need of a little advice. I'm new to SF and I've been struggling to find any design work. I have some previous agency experience plus freelance but have failed to hold a steady job since I was laid off
in 09'. I finished grad school earlier this year to add work to my portfolio but I'm starting to be unsure of it. The main thing I've been told as to why I'm not getting hired/an interview is because I don't have the experience. Are there any suggestions on
getting expereience without it? Or in your honest opinion is the work I have not that good? (portfolio moelmore.format.com)
I'm reaching out to get some unbiased opinions so thanks for taking the time to read this or respond.
Hi AIGA Members,
I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? I'm looking for a design internship / entry level job with a team driven studio.
If anyone is interested in connecting you can reach me at: email@example.com
I understand this is kind of stretch, but I would appreciate any advise or connections.
I live in the small capital city of Providence, Rhode Island. Probably one of the most challenging cities I've lived in as an Artist/Designer, also a city with plenty of opportunity...if you know the game. That game is called inclusion vs. exclusion. In
the Art and Design community this "game" is like high school. Artists are judged by their appearance and who or what groups they belong to, not by their works. Now, I'm pretty outgoing, I know how to promote myself and where to be and who to talk to if I
want to be involved. Include me don't include me, I'll move on. What about those artists and designers who are introverts? Maybe a little to shy or socially uncomfortable around those that make the decisions on who to include or not? How many great artists
are going unnoticed because we judge their appearance and not their portfolio? In Providence for professional Freelance Artists and designers, it's bad enough that there is the highschool yearbook mentality, we also have to compete with the common question
of "Oh, did you go to RISD, or are you with such and such organization?" NO! Neither did my amazing self promoted greeting card photograper Wife. She exeplifies the phrase "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave
a trail." So to you my fellow Artist and Designers, set your own path and try not to let the judgements bring you down. Don't let the Exclusionary tactics of others stop you. Keep creating and sharing your work....NEVER GIVE UP.
I'm at the point of developing an art career - as opposed to my design career - but before I take the leap [or even IF I take the leap], I have a general question that I believe I already know the uncomfortable answer to.
Since I've been exploring a new challenge or a new role, my question is: Is ageism still as rampant in our industry as it always was? Do we all have to be 25 years young, have advanced knowledge of pretty much every piece of creative software out
there and willing to work for as little as $15/hour?* I know it's technically illegal, but I'm sure I detect its presence, even amongst creative recruitment agencies. Of course I'll mention no names, but not getting a call back or even an interview [far too
consistently to discount] for roles obviously suited to your skill set is troubling.
Just because I'm not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get us. ;)
*It's true. I saw a recently posted job (freelance to perm) where the skill requirements were extensive and yet the starting 'salary' was $15/hour.
Hello fellow designers! So, I have been experimenting with t-shirt designs using Threadless. I am just trying to get myself out there as well as dabble in different types of design. If any of you have the time, I would greatly appreciate you checking out
my most recent designs. As of now, they are all up for scoring. If the designs receive an average score of 3 out of 5, then there is a chance that the site will print and sell my designs! I would greatly appreciate you all checking them out not only to give
me high scores but I also take suggestions and helpful feedback. yes, I am using this to get my name out there, but I am always open to feedback. Thank you all for your time and consideration and here are the links!
Again, thank you all for your time!
I love seeing animators experiment with unusual materials to create stop motion projects. The music video for Tame Impala's pretty song, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," is a good example. It was made by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling using a lot of plasticine collages.
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