The updated AIGA Guide to Careers

The AIGA Career Guide is now available as a book.

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The landscape of design is changing rapidly. Designers are increasingly working in unfamiliar (and exciting) territory with a lot of questions: How do I stay relevant? How do I prepare for a career when my dream job or project might not exist in five years? What is it like to be a modern designer?

The AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic and Communication Design (Bloomsbury, 2017) is here to help you navigate your career—and answer those anxiety-inducing questions along the way. Cezzar offers contemporary perspectives that help professionals, students/aspiring designers, and educators explore the expanding field of design, better understand its changing trends, and find their place within it.

Originally written in 1993 by Sharon Helmer Poggenpohl, this new take evolves the invaluable resource with newly emerging disciplines, new practices, and interviews with more than 40 designers from every discipline and career level, including: Nicholas Blechman, The New Yorker; Rob Giampietro, Google; Njoki Gitahi, IDEO; Hilary Greenbaum, Whitney Museum; Holly Gressley, Vox Media; Cemre Güngör, Facebook; Natasha Jen, Pentagram; Renda Morton, The New York Times; and Alisa Wolfson, Leo Burnett Worldwide.


Table of contents

Preface
1. Defining the discipline
2. What do designers need to know?
3. Where designers work
4. First steps
5. Your first design job
6. Navigating the field
7. The future of careers in design (available as an )
Glossary
Appendix
Index
Acknowledgments


About the Author:

Juliette Cezzar is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the BFA Communication Design program at Parsons / The New School, where she was the Director of the BFA Communication Design and BFA Design & Technology programs from 2011-2014. She established her small studio, e.a.d., in 2005. While books anchor the practice, her work has spanned a variety of media for clients such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, RES Magazine, The Museum of Modern Art, Vh1, The New York Times, Eleven Madison Park, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Art, and Planning. She is the co-author of Designing the Editorial Experience with Sue Apfelbaum (Rockport) and author-designer of Office Mayhem (Abrams), Paper Pilot,Paper Captain, and Paper Astronaut (Universe / Rizzoli). She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and a professional degree (B. Arch) in Architecture from Virginia Tech.

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