|What has been your professional career path?
I apprenticed under my grandfather for nearly 10 years, obtained a B.S. in liberal arts from Wilmington University and then opened my own floral design firm in Milwaukee, WI in November of 2007.
http://www.weprint-oc.com is professionally california printing company since last many years and and are known for best quality printing.
My first job was in a weekly newsmagazine. I did the layout of pages as well as some photography when asked to by the boss. Since then, all of my work involves the publishing industry. I have been a print designer for more than 3 years now as we speak.
During my study I was a designer at a rather large Dutch design agency. After my study they promoted me to Art Director and since several months now as a Creative Director. Besides that, I make sure my own company profits from everything I learn. JURRYT VISSER (www.jurgt.nl) is now an international design agency and still growing.
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|My career path? A mess.
My high school was more similar to a summer festival in England than a school for arts.
Result: a lot of joints and nothing as background, just the passion to draw and to create stuff visually good looking.
I wasn't a designer, I was for first a vandal/artist with spray and stickers and then a very confused person.
So when I had tried to find a job as graphic designer in the worst agencies around where I lived I have found just one word (or two):
NO / TOO ARTISTIC.
So I've started to work.
Every kind of job.
Seller door to door, squarepusher, delivery boy, commerce agent, constructor, waiter, etc.
In the meantime I've started to try to learn by myself the softwares and a bunch of courses offered by the region. And hours of practice everyday and night alone in front of the computer.
Tried to do Accademia of Belle Arti but my path wasn't so artistic to do a paint based academia.
So I have let down everything, gone to resorts, cruises and holiday villages and start to do every fuckin kind of work, from barman to baggage boy to scenographer to bouncer etc.
After this two 1/2 years adventure (a mental trip that has confused me more than how I was already) I have decided to get back to university.
Epic fail, 4 months and get stressed about them.
The name of the school was one, what they teach another.
Professional growing zero.
Back to awful heavy works for more time again.
In the meantime (during the years, more correct...) I have never let down another thing.
Practice and computer design.
They were (they are) my escape to stress of the reality, my expression tool, my love and passion and my will to the future.
With some contests won, some freelance work found and tons of personal crappy artowrks done as training during all this time.
Last year I have inscribed me to a design school (an italian quarter of the academy of wales) and they have made jump the first year for my portfolio artworks.
And now it remains just a bunch of months to the graduation.
Still freelance as the beginning, doing every fuckin kind of contests I find on the web and still doing my personal stuff, design, photo, poster or whatever.
For the future?
I don't plan or talk that I'm going to do this and going to do that.
And never stop to do it.
Words are for politicians, not for designers.
I started in the '90s to work for Microsoft Inc. Italy for few years.
afterwards I went to work into a middle size company that provides advertising, I'm art directors today.
In the meantime I began to study painting techniques and digital 3D and starting with my projects as a freelancer.....
Surely it is disclosed as possible my art .....
at this moment is to make known my project "SAVE THE WORLD"
The project (not profit) is simply pure advertising
illustration in order to raise awareness on current state of our planet....
Designer for in-house> freelance designer> ad agency art director> marketing director> ad agency creative director> consultant> educator
At this time (2009-2010) i'm still a student, final year bachelor's degree;
I've worked mainly in retail and recently in Social Care.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Design from U.C. Davis 2000. I shifted my focus to residential interiors in 2005 by attending the U.C. Berkeley extension program for Interior Design. After working under two notable San Francisco designers, I branched out on my own forming Niche Interiors in 2007.
I have been freelancing and providing solutions to clients for over 12 years
jury for competition. chief designer for recycle papers program in my sociaty.
owner of gilda interiors, my own workshop and studio in java indonesia.
i am also a teacher lecturer in Indonesia institut of Art yogyakarta since 2005.
err... have never thought of that as a professional path.. maybe it's just the time to think it over... when I've all the thoughts put together I'll definitely be back to you with the answers :)
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