Join AIGA CT and author/award-winning graphic designer Ram Castillo as he shares advice for emerging designers looking to launch their career. Ram's talk will address education, portfolio creation, networking, and interviews as part of an effective strategy for landing a job in the field.
Why do you want to be a designer? Why is design such a seductive career path?
Perhaps at the heart is the sense of 'newness.' The idea of exploring, deconstructing and re-inventing taps into our need to contribute, connect and grow. Plus, the ability to influence human behavior and solve problems creatively while getting paid for it, is indeed pretty cool. So are people born to be designers? Ram Castillo dives into the fine details of what it takes to get a job as a designer, propelling you into a lifestyle that ticks all the boxes.
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Ram is an award-winning designer, blogger and author of the book How to Get a Job as a Designer, Guaranteed. In 2012, Ram started the blog giantthinkers.com to help design students and graduates become employed. He's since been featured in Communication Arts and HOW magazine. With 10+ years experience, Ram has worked for globally renowned agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, DDB and McCann Worldgroup on client accounts including Audi, Qantas, Coca-Cola and The Louis Vuitton Group.
Want to see Ram’s responses to questions that others have asked about getting a job?
Check out these Q&A articles featured by AIGA, and tweet any other questions you have to @thegiantthinker
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This talk has been sponsored by the Creative Group. As a leading creative staffing agency, TCG specializes in connecting interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent with the best companies.