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July 2016 Newsletter
July is my favorite month for so many reasons. But not this hot mess of a month, and it's only half over. All I can think to write is that we are an exceptional nation, we are better than this, we can do better than this.
— Gordon Kaye, Editor
Dance Ink
Miller and Tarr Reprise Original Roles for Dance Ink
Originally published from 1989-1996, Dance Ink developed a cult following among dancers, photographers, and designers. It was considered a maverick, a performing arts journal that documented its community through the lens of new dance works…
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Baby Mind Enrichment Products
Kids II and Joe Duffy For Baby Products
Kids II has announced the relaunch of Baby Einstein™ and Bright Starts™ signature brands…
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Purpose-Driven Cruises
Hornall Anderson Brands Purpose-Driven Cruises
Fathom, part of Carnival Cruise, set sail with an innovative cruise experience seeking a new category of travel…
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Attract Clients
5 Ways To Attract Your Own Clients
How to attract clients: a question that deserves a guest post since there are a few factors involved…
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Adobe MAX
Design Awards
Last 3 Days To Enter Our 53rd Annual GDUSA Design Awards
The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by this national design competition for five decades. We’re open to everyone in the community: design firms, ad agencies, corporate and non-profit inhouse departments, freelancers and students, and other creatives of all kinds…
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Designed for Digital
Introducing #ColorOf
Introducing #ColorOf: Humans and Color
A guest post by Rule 29 ponders the color of #happy with ColorOf, an experiment of interaction and color representation…
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Mia More Approachable
Emily Oberman Makes Mia More Approachable
Last August, the Minneapolis Institute of Art introduced a new name ‒ Mia ‒ and has since rolled out a new identity…
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Erickson Stock
5 Job Search Tips for Creative Grads

Getting your foot in the proverbial door can be challenging for soon-to-be college graduates looking to enter the creative field. Check out these five job search tips to help sell yourself to hiring managers and launch your creative career:

Cast a wide net when networking. “Who you know” can be the key to landing your first job, so start spreading the word about your search both online and off. Take advantage of professional networking sites and industry associations. Request informational interviews with creatives in positions that you aspire to have one day.

Target your application materials. Research each employer and tailor your resume and cover letter to every job opening you apply for. If you can, try to track down the name of the hiring manager so you can further personalize your pitch.

Only show your absolute best creative work. Some recent graduates make the mistake of including far too many samples in their portfolio. Stick to sharing your very best pieces. If you’re not sure about a particular item, leave it out.

Do your homework before interviews. Review the company website and ask people in your network what they know about the position and organizational culture. If you know who you’ll be interviewing with, familiarize yourself with the person’s background on LinkedIn.

Get the right people to sing your praises. Developing a list of top-quality references can help you stand out from the crowd. Choose three to five people who know the value of your creative abilities and will speak positively of you and your work ethic.

For additional tips, visit the TCG Blog.
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design and marketing professionals with a variety of firms. For more information, please visit Connect with TCG on Facebook and Twitter

Netflix Icon
Netflix Adds New Icon For Apps/Social Media
Netflix has unveiled a new app logo for mobile devices to become the face of Netflix’s mobile app and social media…
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Mia More Approachable
Oishii Creates What’s Next for PromaxBDA
PromaxBDA once again reached out to creative solutions company Oishii Creative to brand their 2016 Conference…
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The Creative Group
Erickson Stock
Erickson Stock Starts Royalty Free Model
Erickson Stock announces half of its image collection is being released to a new royalty free pricing model…
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CTI Paper
Sanpellegrino App
Sanpellegrino App Takes You On The Scenic Route
Sanpellegrino has launched a mapping app that takes you not by the fastest route, but by the scenic route…
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Mia More Approachable
Mohawk Focuses on Texture and Color
Mohawk has announced a new printed tool designed to serve as a hands-on resource for the creative community…
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Logo Trends Report
2016 Logo Trends Report Sees Simplicity As King
Bill Gardner spent a year observing uploads to LogoLounge and found that simplicity is making a comeback. Designers are paying heed to the old saying and rebelling against complexity and typography has taken a decidedly strong swing to the austere…
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