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Career Advice: It’s Not What You Know, It’s What You Love

Students in the interactive media and graphic design program at Globe University had the opportunity to tour Game Informer magazine located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Game Informer Magazine has grown to be the third largest consumer print publication in the United States and the largest digital publication in the world. “I wanted the students to see
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10 Job Duties of a Graphic Designer

Students in the interactive media and graphic design program at Globe University-Woodbury took the challenge of working with a local business owner, Jan Hanson, PT, owner and operator of TherEx Rehab Specialists, to help her with her graphic design and marketing needs. Below are the 10 duties the graphic design students completed to revamp Hanson’s
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Career Advice for Creative Minds: Element Ad Agency Shares Tips

Students earning an interactive media & graphic design degree at Globe University saw how a real advertising agency operates with a visit to Element, an advertising agency in De Pere, Wis. The trip was part of the students’ Advertising and Promotions course and included a chance to talk with the agency’s management team. Students learned
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Graphic Design Students Tour State-of-the-Art Printing Facility

Written by Guest Blogger: Interactive Media and Graphic Design Program Chair Jared Wold On Oct. 8, 2012, Globe University-Madison East’s Web Studio class visited Suttle-Straus Printing in Waunakee, WI. One of Suttle-Straus’s sales representatives, Joe LaCrosse, gave the students a comprehensive presentation on Suttle’s capabilities and a tour of the facility. Students in the interactive media
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Graphic design is…

Graphic design is … Communication. As far back as the Lascaux cave paintings, people were communicating the events of the day in a 2-dimensional form. Graphic designers communicate through words and images to convey a message, any message their client wants. Comic strips communicate a joke or cute story; editorial cartoons communicate a political or
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5 critical lessons your design professors never taught you

There was an interesting article about five critical lesson recently published, http://www.graphicdesignblender.com/critical-lessons-your-design-professors-never-taught-you Basically these are: Lesson 1: Clients pay the bills, but the customer’s not always right. Lesson 2: You don’t have to present your design process when presenting your designs. Lesson 3: You don’t have to have decades of experience to land some great
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Why I discourage graphic design students from wanting to be freelancers

Many of my students at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business look at freelancing as a romantic journey where they will be their own boss and control their own destiny. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Freelancing, especially for new grads, is a hard way to try to earn a living. Let’s start by taking
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Is Being a Graphic Designer or Web Designer a Good Job?

No! If you just want a job where you work a 40 hour week and then go home, this is not the career for you. If you don’t want to carry the baggage of worrying about deadlines, keeping clients happy, and knowing you are responsible for the color, design, and copy, then look elsewhere. A
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What should I charge for a logo design?

A lot of students and beginning artists ask “What should I charge for a logo design?” This is one of the most difficult things to judge for an artist. We could spend a little time with the client mulling over ideas. Then a few hours sketching, reviewing with the client, refine the sketches, more meetings,
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