PANELISTS AND TOPICS:
Hayden Aube Provisional RGD
After recently returning from a two year stint in London, England as a freelance web designer, Hayden has shifted his focus to his two major passions in life—illustration and teaching. Today, Hayden teaches online classes to 1,000's of students, produces illustrations for clients around the world and creates a variety of self-initiated projects to promote good in the creative community.
Coming out of design school can be intimidating. Suddenly every decision you make decides your future; Where should my first job be? What kind of work should I do? What kind of company should I work for? Not only is it okay to not have this figured out, but with little to no experience, how could you really?
Heather Stokes Provisional RGD
Heather currently specializes in branding, editorial, websites, and corporate communications at Zync Agency in Toronto. After finishing school for design and getting a few internships under her belt, she graduated top of her class and dove into her design career. She has now worked in two agencies over three and a half years. Much of what Heather learned in design school has come to good use — but there is also a lot she wishes she had known when she was still in school, and especially when she was starting her first job hunt.
Heather will discuss job hunting as a new designer. There’s a lot of advice out there about designing your portfolio and writing your resume. You might have a great portfolio already—but how do you get it out there? How do get yourself in front of creative directors? And what do you do when you're finally there? Heather will discuss the importance of social networking, sending your portfolio and resume, and how to prepare for the interview.
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