I’ve been thinkin’ about making a thread about this and since most people in this forum complain about content of IMM in regards to what is art then I wanted to have this thread open to those who are:
[list]currently in school working on there degree
Just graduated and looking for a job/freelance work
[*]or currently working for an agency or is their own boss[/list]
this thread would be used for those with questions, advice, or just discuss what they currently know based off of their experiences.
I am right now a freshman at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online and my major is Graphic Design, and if everything goes well I mite find the time to squeeze in an Illustration major so I could possibly work on character designs for future games (hopefully fighting games). After taking a few classes, I might change my major to Web Designer, or whatever is easyer which none really are lol. What I do understand is (which I’m basing off of my demographic outlook concerning employment in Omaha) that Web Designers are in major demand compared to GDers. Not saying that GDers are not paid well. The avergae that I’ve come across to those just getting in to this is getting roughly between $25k to $35k. The big problem I’m getting is there’s a lack of jobs that are willing to take in the guys with low/average experience and are not offering any internship. which sux. A lot of the jobs that I do come across sound a lot like this:
" Cornerstone Staffing - Omaha, NE
Position Duties & Responsibilities: Design collateral material including direct mail pieces, advertisements, brochures, news releases, case studies, and newsletters. Work with the marketing team to concept marketing campaigns to support Cassling’s strategic initiatives. Manage corporate Web site, including animation, updates, and editing. Perform other duties as assigned. Education, Experience, & Skills College degree required in journalism, graphic design, or related field. Minimum of five years experience in graphic design. Experience in Quark, InDesign,Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, and related graphic programs. Required to work independently, handling mulitple responsibilites and projects simultaneously."
Now, I have personal experience with PS, IR, and IL. The only thing is Quark, Flash, DW, and possibly InDesign. I was wondering if there’s other members out there already in the field(s) and what advice could you offer a “GD newbie” like myself?