‘THE BIRTH OF A DESIGNER’
Double Header Free Events in Columbia and Charleston Dec 17th & 18th
Do you want to be a designer? Why is design such a seductive career path? Perhaps at the heart is the sense of ‘newness’. The idea of exploring, deconstructing and re-inventing taps into our need to contribute, connect and grow. Plus, the ability to influence human behaviour and solve problems creatively while getting paid for it, is indeed pretty cool. So are people born to be designers? Ram Castillo dives into the fine details of what it takes to get a job as a designer, propelling you into a lifestyle that ticks all the boxes.
Ram is an award winning Senior Designer, Art Director, Blogger and Author of the internationally industry acclaimed book ‘How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed’, based in Sydney, Australia.
In 2012, Ram started the blog giantthinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. He’s since been featured in Communication Arts and HOW magazine. After over 10 years experience working for globally renowned agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, DDB and McCann Worldgroup on clients including Audi, Qantas, Coca-Cola and The Louis Vuitton Group, he’s able to give back to the industry which has given him avalanches in return.
Ram is regarded as a world leading career expert for emerging designers. The infectious mix of his practical thinking, relevant approaches and enormous drive has seen students transition from education to working in the real world at a rapid rate.
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As part of the launch of his results focused book on getting a job as a designer, we’re excited to announce his visit to our exclusively selected AIGA chapter in South Carolina.
Matt Eastwood, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer at JWT (one of many globally established creative leaders endorsing the book) says that “Ram is revealing what would take years to learn for students and graduates in one punchy, practical book. It’s a powerful manifesto for the next generation of designers to demand the best from themselves”. Ram will be flying all the way from Sydney, Australia to tour around the USA for three months.
What you will get out of his talk:
-Learn his proven strategy for the most effective and direct path to get hired
-Cover topics within education, design, portfolio creation, networking and interviews
-Gain practical solutions to any fears and hindrances holding you back
-Motivation and inspiration by bringing clarity to tough, common questions
-The chance to purchase Ram’s book ‘How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed’ at 50% off
Venue: Venue: IT-oLogy
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
1301 Gervais St.
Columbia SC 29201
Date: Wednesday, 17 December, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Palmetto Brewing Co. 289 Huger St. Charleston, SC 29403
Date: Thursday, 18 December, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm