As a freelance illustrator & graphic designer, I've encountered my fair share of those who express concrete interest in collaborating with me, then never respond back to my affirmative replies. Should I continue to pursue these possible opportunities, or move on?
I am currently a full time student at The Art Institute, Novi, MI. I am seeking either a paid internship or something between part time and full time employment that can work around my school schedule until I finish (6 months). Employment would need to fulfill the role of Graphic Designer so I could qualify the job within the parameters for the internship.
Any input or leads are appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
As a recent graduate I am ready to re-enter the work force. I would love to get a start in the newspaper, radio, or magazine business. Currently I am working as a substitute teacher and I love working with children.
I lost my job two years ago, I was sad for about a day, I hated that job anyway so I decided to start my own business - Plaid Lizard Design in which I provide Graphic Design services, I am a Graphic Designer. It was going well but not great, I struggled when clients did not pay me on time. So I started looking for full-time employment again. I am 58 so I was concerned with age discrimination but I know I am talented and an excellent dedicated employee. It took me a little over a year but I landed a great job with other talented designers and it feels like a family. I have been there for three weeks now, I miss my naps in the middle of the afternoon! Lol! I continue to work on projects through my business Plaid Lizard Design at night because I don't want to give it up, having my own business is still my ultimate dream job. Going to work both jobs hard for now. I also have so many other side hustles I am starting, sleep is highly over rated! Lol! In your 50's or 60's? It aint over yet! In fact it's time to ramp up! Need some encouragement? - hit me up. I also have a great tool that helps me get clients, land an interview and land a job. But too much awesomeness for one post so I will share that later. Now if I could only find a man!
Bruce R. O'Banion
8920 Evergreen Way #533 Everett, WA 98208 Phone: 425 265 7256 Cell: 206 353 9509 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Portfolio: http://www.simpsoftgroup.com/resume/index.html Website: http://www.simpsoftgroup.com
I am looking to change industries career wise. I have always wanted to pursue a career in art, however given timing, resources, and support, I've never been able to do so until recently.
About 2 years ago, I quit teaching middle and high school visual arts and decided to try and gain employment as a graphic or visual designer. I've spent many years honing my skills immensely in order to compete with professionally trained artists. I am finally confident with my abilities and feel my portfolio can match someone with this level of experience, however I can barely get employers to view my portfolio. My works have been featured in major publications, I've been a culinary chef, painted large murals and I learn very quickly regardless of the industry or task, but I cannot seem to even get an interview or persuade people of my abilities. I've applied to well over 1000 jobs this year alone. I have had quite a bit of formal education including post graduate work (3 degrees) but I cannot afford to go back to school for additional training (and to be frank, college/univ. degrees aren't worth it at times). I self taught myself graphic design with over 10 years of personal experience, and plenty of freelance work so I have many examples of my capabilities and range.
Does anyone have any helpful advice regarding breaking into the art and design industry without additional schooling? I have multiple formats of resumes, creative out of the box styles and traditional formats as well. Your advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks to all who help in advance!
You would love the opportunity to develop, design and produce graphic and illustrative materials but have not found the right company willing to invest into you. Dynagraphix Media, LLC wants to offer current students to chance to create graphics for clients as well a build your portfolio using the designs you created. We are looking for people with a creative instinct and a passion for graphic design.
Candidates must be comfortable with designing social media graphics, prints, websites and marketing materials. Must be able to take direction, take initiative and articulate design concepts.
No knowledge of HTML/Wordpress necessary, you will be trained in some beginner’s level web development. Internships from 3 months to a year are available. These are unpaid, volunteer internships, we are offering class credit and graphics you create can be used in your portfolio.
Skills/Abilities: Proficiency in Adobe creative suite (Photoshop , Illustrator, InDesign) Completed at least two courses in graphic design Highly creative with a strong work ethic Internship Requirements: Must be currently enrolled as a full time student Should have at least sophomore year standing Must be able to provide some designs or a portfolio for review **If you are interested please submit your resume, portfolio link and cover letter. Your application
MUST include a cover letter stating why you are seeking this internship and background on your coursework in graphic design. Email your resume to email@example.com. You will be contacted by Erica Macon, Recruiter if your qualifications fit this opportunity.**