While I was Creative Director at Noise 13, I gave a talk at AIGA Cal Poly called Now What?! Getting Started on Your Design Career.
Looking back on how my career started, there were so many things that I wish I was told. I gave tips, spoke about mistakes I’ve either seen or made myself, and was very clear about the potential challenges that lie ahead. My hope was that being more prepared, potentially reframing expectations, and having the right attitude would help these recent graduates hit the ground running.
I was extremely humbled that several students came up to me afterwards and told me how helpful they thought the talk was and how different it was from other talks that were mostly a showcase of work.
Role: Writer + Speaker
Poster Design: Sarah Ching