For Design Students: Lots of Stuff I Wish I Knew!
- Interest in graphic design, illustration or animation
Thinking about design school or changing careers to be a graphic designer?
If you are taking the time to be in and/or PAY for school - don't blow it! You have precious little time to take advantage of the student label and make this time count towards your professional career!
Students have so many opportunities they can't afford to waste! You will be KICKING yourself later for not making yourself aware of the freebies, hacks, class suggestions when you end up working as a professional later!
Design school is an amazing experience, and I highly suggest it! As a designer, you'll get to put your mark on the world through your art, and the better you do with it, the more of a legacy you'll leave behind!
Never boring, always challenging, and highly creative, design is everywhere and there are so many specialized fields of design you can get into - package design, logo and corporate branding, print, web, social media, film, animation, and everything in between.
That being said, after several of my own art and design degrees, there is a lot I would have done differently! Ways I would have been able to save money, things I would have thought about differently, classes I would have taken and opportunities I wish I had grabbed that would have sped up my career and brought me a lot further, faster.
When I do career speeches for design classes or work with my own mentor freelance students, I find myself saying many of the same things over again.
That's why I created this mini-class!
We all wish we could go back in time and give our younger self advice about what we would have done differently, this is my chance to help the next generation with some of the insights I know can help.
As with all of my classes, feel free to reach out with questions at any time!
Who this course is for:
- Design Students
- College students
- Career changers
- Design Interns
THE IMAGINATION MECHANIC: A TACTICAL (YET UNORTHODOX) PROBLEM-SOLVER
Certified Life Coach, Business Coach, and Time Management Coach. Certified & Registered Mentor with Pinellas County Schools. B.A. Fine Arts, B.S. Computer Animation, A.A. Multimedia Design.
20+ years in graphic design. Clients include:
PLACE DES ARTS: QUEBEC, SEARS, MITSUBISHI, CREAMRIGHT, GALLO WINES, WE OLIVE, LENNOX, FUJITSU, DOMOKLIC, MARINE MAMMAL CARE CENTER OF LOS ANGELES, SHURE, THE CAMPARI GROUP +
The recipient of multiple awards for writing, graphic design, and artwork, her work as an internationally recognized graphic designer, digital illustration fanatic, and digital/print promotion specialist has earned her to the opportunity to work with globally recognized brands with worldwide impact.
Monthly columnist and Purple Dragonfly Book Awards judge for Story Monsters Ink Magazine since 2017, a publication specializing in Children's Literature.
She's authored and illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including the Augmented Reality enhanced Sleep Sweet, exhibited at BookExpo 2017 in New York City, New York, and is being used nationwide in children’s hospitals for relaxation and distraction therapy.
Her art has been published several years in a row in ComicCon International’s Souvenir Book, Art 278, and multiple travel and trade publications.