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How do you strike the balance between exuberant young artist
with vision, supporting cast member, ever-ready helper, and
“You have to pay your dues.”
It's a mantra heard often by students and young designers. But
it can mean many different things to many different people. And its
usually stated in the third person. So, for clarification, I've
asked over a dozen successful designers for personal stories about
how they paid their dues.
Most describe it as a period time during which they had to give
and follow patiently, even when they wanted desperately to be
allowed to break loose. They gave up something to receive something
they did not have, something that they desired: credibility,
professional skills, experience-the answer is different for
But when do we go too far? When do we go from paying dues to
selling out? Is it OK to “rent out” your soul once in a while? How
many times is too often? When is it a temporary necessity as
opposed to an intolerable state?
The stories told vary in situation and circumstance, but there
are common themes of hope and reflection. They illustrate the power
of pursuing our individual vision and doing whatever it takes to
make it real. Just thinking about it is not enough!
Creative Director, Vrontikis Design Office
Senior Faculty Member, Art Center College of Design
In an expansive global design economy, diversity is not a social cause but a business imperative.
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AIGA Insight, diversity
Miriello has discovered that it’s the human stories that create effective brands.
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personal essay, branding, graphic design, mentoring, students
From how to get inspiration from designing "lost dog" posters to when to learn to appreciate a balance sheet—the good doctor has your prescription.
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Come spend an evening chatting about all things UX with Jared Spool, one of the greatest minds in the industry.
I’ve been an AIGA member since I moved to Raleigh in 2009, and in that time I have gained so much through what I have given to the chapter. As a chapter, our mission is to create a place where design thrives. What I found through my involvement with AIGA Raleigh is a place where I thrive, too.
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