AIGA: The Student Transition to Agency Life

Posted Feb 16, 2008 & filed under Boise, Events, Opinion

I've always been passionate about helping young, up and coming graphic designers. I try to give as much time as I can to students and young designers. I've taught as an adjunct professor at Boise State, spoke numerous times at NNU, reviewed hundred of portfolios, and have been getting involved with the local AIGA Chapter. These opportunities are rewarding for me personally (and hopefully helpful to the designers I continue to meet over the years). I've had many valuable mentors as a student and throughout my career. The process of "paying it forward" is one that I've always believed in -- it's important to the industry as a whole.

I'll be addressing the AIGA Idaho Student Group on the "transition to agency life" next Friday, February 22nd. I hope to share some valuable interviewing techniques, how to prepare a strong portfolio, and some things to expect out of agency life. I will never forget my senior year at Tyler School of Art, presenting my portfolio at the New York Art Director's Club, and beating the streets of New York City for my first job. It was an exciting AND humbling time that I will never forget.