This article was originally published by AIGA Colorado.
Rick Griffith is one of the most prominent names in Denver’s design community. Besides heading the renowned studio and type laboratory MATTER the past 16 years, he is the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City and County of Denver, and President Emeritus for Colorado’s AIGA chapter. He has also spent nearly two decades teaching his craft to various colleges and universities in the Denver area.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have several mentors,” Griffith narrates. “Many, perhaps, unaware of the influence they’ve had on me.” In the video he explores the idea of mentorship and its importance in the career of design, all the while demonstrating a print process using traditional techniques.
“In some ways, the mentee is just as important as the mentor.”
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If you’re embarking on a design career, a good mentor can act as an adviser, motivator, counselor and invaluable guiding force. Ram Castillo, founder of a resource site for design students and recent design graduates, outlines the tangible benefits of career mentorship and offers tips on how to find and make the right mentor-match.
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After a chance meeting with Milton Glaser grew into a mentorship that saved her career (and her life), Ann Willoughby of Willoughby Design pays it forward by being an advocate for emerging young designers.
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Inspiration can be found everywhere in Baltimore, whether out in the open or lurking around the corner, but it can be easy to miss if you’re not looking. The centrally located Station North Arts District is an effervescent area that’s constantly evolving with the ebbs and flows of MICA’s art students, community creatives, and local business owners.
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