Tina Roth Eisenburg, also known by her Twitter handle @Swissmiss, is the founder of Creative Mornings, the TeuxDeux app, and Tattly. During the Behance sponsored 99u conference, she talks about the rules that she lives her life by, attributing most of them to her own personal success. Read more →
This week, I was interviewed by local designer, Jamie Crump. She’s a student preparing to hunt for her first graphic design position in Indianapolis. Jamie presented some great questions regarding work environment and showing your portfolio.
One year and counting.
Our marketing team is comprised of around 6 to 10 people at the moment. Those roles range from Executive, Director, Campaigns, Graphic Design, Content Management, and interns.
Anywhere from 1 to 5, maybe more. It really just depends on the size of the projects. I tend to juggle a lot of projects at one time. Marketing collateral sheets can take 1-2 hours each. Some direct mail designs can take a few days to fully develop.
We work in an open cubicle space where collaboration is encouraged. I’m always bouncing my designs off co-workers to ask what I might be missing.
A college degree is quite common, but not completely necessary. Our interviews are focused on candidates that are not only qualified, but will fit within our company culture. A desirable entry-level designer would be very self-motivated, savvy, and have an eye for what looks good. I’ll be looking to see if you value space, structure, and hierarchy.
Showcase only your best work, even if that means you have fewer pieces. Presentation goes a long way. Talk about how you came up with your solutions as you present your work.
If you are applying for a print position I would encourage you to bring in some strong physical pieces like brochures or magazine spreads. I don’t mind flipping through an iPad though.
The most memorable pieces are the ones where I can see the process. For example, I love seeing snapshots of something coming together from conception to final product.
I’ve seen some people go overboard with promotional pieces. I like when you can tell a candidate researched our company to see if they were a fit. However, don’t act too desperate!
You are going to learn quite a lot on the job that you wouldn’t learn in school. I’d jump right in to an internship or part time position, if you can’t find full time work. Build up your portfolio with a couple real world pieces that you can talk through, and prove your skill level. Keep yourself busy with blogging or side projects. Show initiative.
PERQ is hiring! Drop me a line, if you think you have what it takes to design creative direct mail, and work closely with the automotive industry.
Every week I collect the most interesting and popular design tweets from my Twitter feed. Then I share them with you!
Here is the behind-the-scenes video on how Apple filmed their commercial entirely on iPhones. Very cool stuff. http://buff.ly/1jltHan
A few thoughts on giving better design feedback http://www.davidairey.com/giving-better-design-feedback/ …
Nice gallery of black & white logos http://shape-form.com
After graduating with honors from Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem, Gideon moved to New York where he persevered to realize his dream to design a cover of the prestigious New Yorker magazine. He’s the chief creative officer of one of the largest Israeli advertising agencies and recently published a book “No, No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes” about innovation and creativity.