Learn what to expect in the "real world!"
Graphic design students: You've been working hard to become the best designer you can be. But do you really know how things will be when you get out there and start to work? How will you establish yourself, find clients, pay the bills—and still have fun with it all?
The co-owners of New York design firm Dress Code—G. Dan Covert and Andre Andreev—know exactly what you should expect after school. (They've even published a book about it called Never Sleep.) They only graduated a few years ago, but they've already gained major clients such as MTV, and they understand what it's like to make your name and build a business. In this OnDemand DesignCast, they'll share their best ideas on navigating the "real world." From client relationships to managing people, from working under pressure to not having work at all, they'll walk you through their own successes and failures, from their school days through the time when they finally set up their own firm.
Dan and Andre will explain:
• How the design paradigm shifts once you leave the comforts of the classroom
• How to end up where you want to be, or close to it
• The best ways to prepare for the reality that follows graduation, i.e. job interviews, landing your first job, making an impact when you start working, learning as you go, and staying happy, creatively