Wednesday, June 20, 2007

hi


yes audry,

thank you for the invitation. i feel like there is never much interaction between design students at the U, much less with design students at various schools throughout the Cities.

i hope this is in line with the kind of stuff you wanted to see on here, audry. i just finished reading "How to Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul" earlier this week. granted, it's not that exciting of a read, but the author does have some pretty good things to say. there is a section (towards the beginning) about compiling and assembling your portfolio, as well as contacting and interviewing at firms. i'd recommend it to any soon-to-be graduate. it sells for around $20, but google books has the whole thing online if you just want to read chunks of it at a time.

Available on Google Books

1 comment:

alison said...

I just started reading this, and I am LOVING it. It is quite candid about the reality of having many of your designs looked over, and how hard it is for them to head off to the design graveyard so to speak. It does have lots of interesting advice for setting up your own studio, working int he industry, and some inside info on what really to expect. Good read! I also recommend " The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, very interesting and relates to how our field might make a difference! read on designers read on!