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June 2018 Newsletter
 
The June 2018 print edition of GDUSA is in the mail. If you are not a subscriber I’ll summarize it: expressive logos are making a comeback; design educators are emphasizing fundamentals again; our web awards are burgeoning; integrating freelancers into your team is a challenge; and print materials can evoke trust in an era of fake news, spam and data abuse. So now you know the bottom line, but the print edition is a good and nuanced read, and is nice to hold in your hands. I'm just saying. — Gordon Kaye, Editor
 
TimesTalks
 
Flexible Design Speaks For TimesTalks
 
TimesTalks bring The New York Times journalism “from the page to the stage,” through live conversations with visionary voices in the arts, technology, politics and business…
 
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Ogilvy
 
Ogilvy Reimagines Itself With COLLINS’ Help
 
Legendary agency Ogilvy is rebranding, complete with new visual identity, logo, and organizational design…
 
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MICA
 
 
Mural
 
Artist/Designer Paints Live Mural for Minted
 
Mariam Naficy’s Minted has come a long way since the company’s humble beginnings in 2008…
 
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PrideTrain
 
SVA Gets On Board The PrideTrain
 
New @PRIDETRAIN ads are popping up in NYC subway stations in time for NYC Pride celebrations, June 10-24…
 
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Erickson Stock
How to Get Your First Job: 5 Job Search Tips for Creative Grads
 

Take FiveGraduating soon? While it’s an exciting time – no more late-night study sessions or subpar cafeteria food – the post-college employment search can feel daunting. It’s a big, professional world out there, but there is no shortage of job opportunities for recent or soon-to-be college graduates looking to enter the creative field. Here are five tips to help you land your first job:

  1. Cast a wide net when networking. Start spreading the word about your job search both online and off. Talk to friends, family, college professors and alumni, and take advantage of professional networking groups and industry associations.
  2. Perfect your application materials. The best resumes and cover letters are error-free, easy to read and highlight specific skills and achievements related to the open position, in addition to being customized to the specific employer.
  3. Only show your absolute best creative work. Polish (and potentially prune) your design portfolio. Stick to sharing your very best work – eight to 12 items is generally good. If you’re not sure about a particular piece, leave it out.
  4. Do your homework before interviews. Peruse the company website and ask people in your network what they know about the position and company culture. Prepare to answer most common interview questions and practice presenting your portfolio.
  5. Be prepared to prove your technical proficiency. Don’t be caught off-guard if you’re asked to complete a skills test. Research shows that many hiring managers include skills testing as part of their hiring process for creative roles.

Read more about job search tips and interview best practices on The Creative Group blog.

The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in connecting interactive, design, advertising, marketing and public relations talent with the best companies. More information can be found at roberthalf.com/creativegroup.

The Creative Group
Stocksy
 
Susan Jackson Keig
 
In Memorium: Susan Jackson Keig (1918-2018)
 
Susan Jackson Keig, a globally reknowned graphic designer and art director for over seven decades, has died…
 
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Comeback Season
 
C&G Partners Designs Post-9/11 Sports
 
C&G Partners has designed “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11,” a new special exhibition opening soon…
 
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4Over
Adobe MAX
WEB DESIGN AWARDS
 
See The Winners of GDUSA’s 2018 Web Design Awards
 
See the best in digital + UX design, Sponsored by The Creative Group…
 
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Berthold
Do It On YUPO
 
Stoli
 
FF New York Loud and Clear for Stoli
 
Stoli Vodka has launched a global ad campaign, “Loud and Clear,” developed by creative agency FF New York…
 
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Spotify
 
Spotify Campaign Promises Free Love
 
Spotify is refreshing its free ad-supported experience with a redesigned mobile app offering on-demand playlists…
 
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Art Resource
Rolland
 
Vaping
 
Hart & Jones Makes Vaping Truly Vivid
 
British agency Hart & Jones has redesigned the packaging for Vivid, Philip Morris’ e-liquid brand…
 
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Big Mac
 
Posters Salute 50 Years of the Big Mac
 
McDonald’s celebrates the Big Mac’s 50 years in outdoor and digital ads that underscore its consistency…
 
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Jam Paper
Academy of Art University
HEALTH + WELLNESS AWARDS
 
Enter The 2018 Health + Wellness Design Awards
 
Deadline: July 27, 2018 - Sponsored by Erickson Stock
For five decades, GDUSA has presented competitions that focus on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design. In 2018, that’s the perfect description of health and wellness, the fastest-growing segment of the economy and the epicenter of the national conversation. This competition encompasses the big picture of healthcare: traditional medical industries such as doctors and nurses, hospitals and nursing homes pharmaceuticals and insurance, senior care and aging, mental health and counseling; healthy lifestyles such as fitness and exercise, organic foods and natural products, life and work balance, meditation and spirituality; and public health and community education initiatives. It’s a great opportunity to be recognized by clients, prospects and the community for design, advertising and marketing excellence in an area of ultimate importance, fundamental transformation, and robust growth.…
 
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Artisan
VERSO
 
Haberman
 
Haberman Urges You To Drink Organic
 
Prairie Organic Spirits is launching a national campaign — A Better Spirit — to promote organic beverages…
 
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