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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of designers in the world, AIGA is committed to advancing the value and
impact of design, both locally and globally, and working together to
inspire, support and learn from each other, at every stage of our
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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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job search, networking, professional development, mentoring, advice
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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graphic design, job search, personal essay, mentoring
As fellow professionals, we want you to know that we welcome and encourage our membership to be involved with how AIGA Baltimore is run just as much as any board member. As with many professional groups, we are regulated by our chapter bylaws, a formal document that dictates how we govern ourselves. It is a common practice for non-profits to revise their bylaws to be able to reflect the changing landscape and realities of our expanding and dynamic organization. Review our chapter's updated bylaws.
Design for good is an important movement in the global design community, but what exactly does it mean and how can you become a part of it? How can you make an impact and still make a living? We are starting the conversation here in Seattle and want to
invite you to become a part of it.
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