From the fundamentals of resume writing and honing your interview skills to building and sharing your portfolio, learn skills that will accelerate your career as a graphic designer. Listen closely as successful designers offer sage advice to help you along the way.
Create a resume and gain interview skills to land the job you want.
Learn how to promote yourself and your work.
Acquire insight and inspiration from successful working designers.
Bonnie Siegler—the founder of respected design firms No. 17 and Eight and a Half—provides answers to designer's common questions about how to land a job. Learn how to write a resume that makes sense, how to present yourself and your work at a job interview, and more.
45m 39s • COURSE
Managing Your Design Career with Diane Domeyer
Join Diane Domeyer as she shares strategies that can help designers and creative professionals advance within a company, hone in on their next career move, and set themselves up for success.
3h 33m • COURSE
Building an Online Portfolio with Jason Fox
Create a digital portfolio for your artwork, design, or photography. Learn how to build an online portfolio to market your creative services to clients around the globe.
52m 7s • COURSE
LinkedIn for Designers with John Luu
Learn how to use LinkedIn to grow your design business. Post your credentials, showcase your work, find jobs, and connect with colleagues and clients.
56m 46s • COURSE
Running a Design Business: Self Promotion with Sean Adams
Learn how to promote your design business. Discover the various ways to use self-promotion, both analog and digital, to stand out in today's competitive marketplace.
1h 23m • COURSE
Bonnie Siegler: Designing Her Design Career with Bonnie Siegler
In this inspirational documentary, Bonnie Siegler, founder of respected design firms No. 17 and Eight and a Half, reflects on her career and explains the skill set that makes a breakout designer successful.
14m 18s • COURSE
F2 Design: Letterpress Printing and Poster Design with Dirk Fowler
Watch Dirk Fowler, founder of F2 Design, design and print one of his evocative music posters, and explain the importance of making something by hand every day.
10m 45s • COURSE
The Creative Spark: Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer with Von Glitschka
Von Glitschka shows us how to take our brains offline to find design inspiration through sketching and exploring the world around us.
18m 5s • COURSE
You'll learn graphic design skills with these experts
Bonnie Siegler is the founder of renowned design firm Eight and a Half. Recent clients include Participant Media, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Brooklyn Public Library, Criterion Collection, Random House, Saturday Night Live, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Before Eight and a Half, Bonnie cofounded design studio Number 17 with partner Emily Oberman. At Number 17, Bonnie's clients included the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Beast, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Lucky, SuperFreakonomics, Colors magazine, This American Life, the Mercer Hotel, the Maritime Hotel, Chateau Marmont, and four of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurants. While at Number 17, Bonnie also served as creative director of Newsweek after overseeing its complete redesign.
Bonnie was voted one of the 50 most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA and was a featured designer in the Art Director Club's Legacy Project. She served as the chairman of the 2013 AIGA national design conference, having previously cocreated and chaired AIGA Design for Film and Television conferences in 1999 and 2001. Bonnie also created and produced Command X, a live competition featuring up-and-coming designers, for the last five of AIGA's national design conferences. She lectures extensively as well, most recently at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles. Her studio's work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA and she has also served on its national board and as treasurer of the New York chapter. Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, Society of Publication Designers, Webby Awards, and Broadcast Design Association. Bonnie has taught in the graduate programs at Yale University and the School of Visual Arts, has been a visiting artist and guest lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and and was the 2014 Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts at the University of Hartford. Before starting her company in 1993, she worked at MTV Networks, and before that, studied graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University.
Diane Domeyer is the executive director at The Creative Group, a creative staffing firm.
She has spent over 24 years at Robert Half, the most recent with The Creative Group, helping to connect interactive, design, marketing, and public relations professionals to the companies that want to hire them.
In 2016, Robert Half was once again named to FORTUNE magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." At The Creative Group, Diane oversees strategic programs for the firm's locations in major markets throughout the United States and Canada, connective creative professionals with companies looking to hire in marketing, creative, digital, advertising, and PR.
Diane is called upon often to provide career and workplace advice and present on hiring and management topics. She is passionate about the creative industry and loves working with organizations and individuals alike on career and workplace trends and opportunities. If you or someone you know is interested in career opportunities or are currently looking to add to your staff, you can learn more at creativegroup.com.
Jason Fox is a professor of graphic design at SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Jason earned a bachelor's in fine art (BFA) in illustration and graphic design and then a master's in fine art (MFA) in graphic design from SCAD. He has been a freelance illustrator since 1998 and the creative and media manager for Brasseler for the same length of time.
Besides his professional work Jason has always found satisfaction in serving his community and so besides his role as a professor, he also volunteers as a member of the board of The Next Generation and as council president of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension.
Connect with Jason on LinkedIn, and see his work at SCAD.
John Luu is an art director at Schlumberger and a digital brand strategist with 15 years of agency experience.
Throughout his career, John has helped brands expand, monitor, and measure their digital presence and influence. Synthesizing a keen understanding of design, its impact on brands and corporate culture, John works with clients to develop cross-platform brand strategies, core messaging, and marketing campaigns for the oil and gas, health care, and biomedical sectors. Dedicated to staying on the forefront of marketing trends, consumer behavior, and new media, he is familiar with the opportunities and limitations of various platforms and technologies in how these can communicate aspects of an organization's brand. John works closely with clients and key stakeholders to utilize design as a strategic business tool, to help transform leadership vision into concrete corporate goals.
Founder of design firm AdamsMorioka, Sean Adams teaches at Art Center and designs for clients such as Adobe.
Sean Adams is a fulltime faculty member at Art Center College of Design. He was a founding partner of the noted firm, AdamsMorioka. He is the current national president of AIGA, and the only two-term AIGA national president in the organization's 100-year history. Adams has served on the AIGA national board three times, and was AIGA Los Angeles president.
In 2014, Adams was awarded the AIGA Medal, the highest honor in the profession. He is an AIGA Fellow, and Fellow of the International Design Conference at Aspen. Adams is an author of multiple magazine columns and several bestselling books. He has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally in the ID40, and one of the top ten most influential designers working today by GDUSA.
His blog, burningsettlerscabin, is regularly listed one of the ten best design blogs in the United States. Adams is an onscreen author with courses on design, branding, and design history for lynda.com. Adams' clients have included the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Adobe, Gap, The Metropolitan Opera, Frank Gehry Associates, Richard Meier Associates, Nickelodeon, USC, Sundance, and Disney.
Dirk Fowler makes posters at F2 Design, a design studio he operates with his wife Carol in Lubbock, Texas.
His unusually simple concert poster designs are printed using antique letterpress equipment. Most of his images are hand-cut and are combined with vintage wood and metal type, giving each print an individual, unique, and tactile quality. His concert posters have appeared in numerous books and major design publications, as well as galleries and poster exhibits around the world. His clients include Wilco, the New York Dolls, Columbia Records, Wired, and Billboard Magazine.
Von Glitschka is a designer, illustrator, and avid pursuer of all things creative.
Von is creative director of Glitschka Studios, a multidisciplinary design firm in the Pacific Northwest. The studio shines as a creative hired gun for ad agencies, design firms, and in-house corporate art departments all around the world.
He's a popular speaker on the topics of design, creativity, branding, and marketing and has written six books.