GDUSA May 2022 Newsletter
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May 2022 Newsletter
Study after study shows that Gen Z are a socially conscious generation. One study found that 94% of Gen Zers believe companies should help address critical social issues, while another found that 76% would reward brands that show support for issues they care about. For job seekers looking for a company committed to making a difference, Alan So, ECD at Sköna, highlights several companies responding positively to current events in his commentary. Further down, we note Practice, a studio that donated their Fridays to design a print piece that raises awareness for an anti-racism community.
— Sasha Kaye–Walsh, Website & Social Media Editor
So: Brands Must Get Social & Political
So: Brands Must Get Social & Political
Alan So, ECD at Sköna, covers brand affluence in cultural and societal ideologies and the growing shift of interest in companies that do more than give lip service to the issues they care about…
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AIGA certificates for creatives   Boost Your Brand with CSB
ADC Pioneers To Be Honored
ADC Pioneers To Be Honored
They Helped Shape Advertising & Design, and to honor their contributions to ADC (founded as the Art Directors Club), 12 leaders in the creative community will receive the prestigious Manship Medallion…
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Academy of Art University - Get Started   Robert Half
Want to Ask for a Raise? Here are 5 Tips to Guide the Conversation

TakeFive by RobertHalfAsking your employer for more money isn’t easy, even when you know you deserve it. But if you knocked it out of the park over the past year, took on more responsibilities or received a stellar performance review, you owe it to yourself to talk to your manager about a pay increase. Not sure where to start? Follow these five tips for how to ask for a raise:

  1. Do your salary research. You won’t get very far if the amount you ask for isn’t in line with today’s job market. Consult resources, like the Robert Half Salary Guide, to understand what the competitive salary is for your position and geographic location.
  2. Pick the right time. Identify the best time in your company’s cycle to have the discussion. Consider whether your company usually grants pay raises after performance reviews, or if there are signs it’s not a good time, like recent layoffs or a hiring freeze.
  3. Make the request. After completing the first two steps, email your manager and explain that you’d like to connect to review your compensation. Outline your impact, describe how you’ve excelled in your role, and ask to meet with your manager to discuss further.
  4. Back it up. Use numbers in the description of your accomplishments: money saved, revenue earned, services improved, responsibilities taken on. Your request should reflect both your success and industry salary averages for your job skills and experience.
  5. Express appreciation for the consideration. Remember to thank your manager for supporting you in your role and considering your request, and be patient. Your manager may need to talk to a higher-up or HR before getting back to you, which takes time.

Want an example of a letter asking for a raise? Visit the Robert Half blog for a template and even more tips to guide this important conversation.

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Batman Logo
Jiménez Redesigns Batman Logo
The iconic Batman logo has been redesigned for the first time since 2011. The latest design, debuting in the 125th issue of the Batman comic this summer, has been developed by artist Jorge Jiménez…
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Artisan   Shutterstock
Enter Our 59th Inhouse Awards
Enter Our 59th Inhouse Awards
2022 American Inhouse Design Awards™
GDUSA’s American Inhouse Design Awards is the original and premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse graphic designers and creative professionals. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse designers at corporations, non-profits, institutions, universities, government, associations, media companies and other organizations to be recognized by managers, colleagues and the community for their creativity, for the special challenges they face, and for the full value they bring to the table. The year 2022 marks our 59th anniversary of organizing competitions for and with the creative community.
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Paper Matters   Sessions College
Wolff Olins Adds Clarity But Protects Journalist Independence
CF Napa Adds Pop To First Boba Alcoholic Beverage
Unifying Spirits came to CF Napa, a worldwide leader in alcoholic beverage branding based in Napa CA, with the task of reinvigorating their newly acquired Cocktail Caviar offering…
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New Talent Preview   Mohawk
Jeff Hale Is First Head of Design for Walrus
Jeff Hale Is First Head of Design for Walrus
Independent creative agency Walrus has named Jeff Hale its first Head of Design. In the new role, Hale will oversee Walrus’s design output across both the agency’s full-service and design-only clients…
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Verso   geocollection
Practice Donates Guerrilla Print Piece
Practice Donates Guerrilla Print Piece For Outer Work
Practice donated their Fridays each week to design and produce a guerrilla print piece intended to raise awareness for online anti-racism community Outer Work’s practices and ideology of sustaining change through joy…
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KCRW Radio: Always On LA
KCRW Radio: Always On LA
For decades, KCRW has been “the soundtrack of Los Angeles.” Founded as a public radio station on the campus of Santa Monica City College, KCRW has had a presence as an international tastemaker…
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Sasha Kaye-Walsh  
Sasha Kaye-Walsh
Editor, Website & Social Media
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