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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.
Section: About AIGA -
AIGA Insight, diversity
Miriello has discovered that it’s the human stories that create effective brands.
Section: Inspiration -
personal essay, branding, graphic design, mentoring, students
More and more designers are itching to learn web design and development lately. Thankfully nowadays there are tons of great resources out there to help. Here’s a few of the best and the quickest ways to break into the subject.
Section: Inspiration -
ux design, web design, advice, digital media
Baltimore creatives have some fantastic workspaces with a variety of features. Take a look at just a few we've seen so far. Then, snap a pic of your workspace and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #bmoreAIGA100 for a chance to win one of two year-long Skillshare subscriptions! Want to double your chances? Come up with a creative way to spell out #bmoreAIGA100 in your photo for a second entry.
Combining the lovely photos of Julie Pierce with my design talents, we created a calendar to raise money for an animal charity.
The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100: Atlanta's High Museum of Art pays homage to the iconography at an exciting exhibition
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March 05, 2015
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February 19, 2015
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