RGD Mentorship - Internship Edition
01/09/20

Apply for the RGD Mentorship Program to be paired up with a Mentor who has the knowledge and experience that will help you grow your professional design career.

Program Structure

 

Mentors and Mentees will hold six 45-60 minute virtual sessions over a 3-6 month period, based on the following schedule:

 

RGD Mentorship as Internship (6 meetings, each about 2-3 week apart)
Throughout the process, the student is encouraged to reach out via email for clarifications on client/firm expectations.

1. Introductions
• Mentor/Mentee meets for introductions; Opportunity for Mentor to get a sense of the type of project best for their Mentee

2. Initial Project Briefing (30-60 minutes for briefing and Q&A)
• Mentor to supply a brief based on a real, existing project, current or from the past; give background on the project
• Student to come up with concept, ideas, sketches for next meeting

3. Concept Review (30-45 minutes)
• Student presents concept, ideas, sketches
• Mentor provides feedback and outlines expectations and next steps

4. Refinement Review (45-60 minutes)
• Student refines concept and starts preparing creative
• Mentor provides feedback and outlines expectations and next steps

5. Final Concept Review (30-45 minutes)
• Student to present final, refined concept
• Mentor provides feedback and outlines expectations and next steps
• With 2-3 week deadline, Mentee prepares final artwork and emails to Mentor for review

6. Post-mortem meeting
• Mentor gives feedback on artwork quality and suggests how to improve or further refine artwork (30 minutes)
• Mentor gives feedback on overall performance throughout the whole project, a “performance review” (30 minutes)