Q: The work that I am creating at my designer job isn't very creative or portfolio-worthy. Is it okay to create fake clients and project briefs in order to build a more robust portfolio?
Q: I’ve been going to lots of interviews and portfolio sessions. I want to work in brand and logo design, so my portfolio reflects that, but I've been getting feedback that I should show a range of skills. What should I do?
Q: After 20+ years in the industry, I lost my job. Things have changed a lot since I last looked for a job. I know digital media plays a huge part of graphic design, what qualifications do think are key assets to being hired in the current market?
Q: I work in a corporate environment. How do I go about asking my boss (not a designer) to pay for an online skill-building course?
Q: I have lots of entrepreneurial friends who ask me to provide them with design services for their businesses. I have hard time saying no, and I really want to help my friends, but I can't afford to do free work. How do I navigate this?
Q: What strategies would you suggest for organizing task project requests in a corporate office? Would creating a type forum be a solution? I have a problem where my coworkers don't always go through my manager for project requests...
Q: I've been working at the same studio for 5 years now. I've been told that's an eternity in this industry. On one hand, the work and team is great. On the other hand, I make significantly less money than friends at other studios. Should I move studios?
Q: My boss just left the agency I work at. She was very much my mentor, and now I feel confused about my role. Her replacement is very nice, but the relationship is not the same. What do I do?