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Professor: Andrea Herstowski
Office: 353 Chalmers Hall
Office hours: by appointment
email: herstow@ku.edu

Professor: Alex Anderson
Office: 353 Chalmers Hall
Office hours: by appointment
email: alexandersoncreative@gmail.com

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Flaunt by UnderConsideration
Building Portfolios
Letterhead and Logo Design
Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guideline

Presenting | AIGA ARTICLE |
Writing your resume | AIGA ARTICLE |
Top Mistakes | AIGA ARTICLE |

:- Word to the unwise
:- Top 10 Cover letter Tips
:- Cover letters get you hired
:- 6 ways to bomb an interview
:- 3 steps successful interview
:- my-fill-in-the-blank-career

How to be a graphic designer without losing your Soul
:- introduction
:- Chapter 1: Attributes
:- Chapter 2: How to Find a Job
:- Chapter 8: Self Promotion

:- Chapter 9: Creative Process

 

 


 

 

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Accepting the job.

Use LinkedIn Salary Calculator :: AIGA Salary Calculator is a bit old

Always be excited then always be HONEST. Always tell the person -- on the phone when possible – how excited you are about the job! And you can ask for a couple of days to get somet things figured out. You are allowed to have a few days to think about it, the weekend, to the end of the week. If you have another offer you can let them know that some of the things you need to sort out is that you have another offer to think about. If you have multiple offers you must tell the other firm that you have another offer. It is nice to be wanted but you have to try to put yourself in their shoes. If they have made you an offer they have thought long and hard about it – it wasn't’t a whim they want you. So you have to be professional.

IF the firm you really want to work for has not’t gotten back to you – you need to let them know you have an offer but that they are the firm you want to work for. This will make the make a decision on you. Yes or No. Then you will know. A lot of
times the answer is yes they want you so you have to let them know!

Ask yourself some hard questions. Do you like the people who interviewed you? Did you meet the person you would report to? What would you learn from this position? Going back to the very first step of this process, ask yourself: will
I gain experience and skills in this position that will help qualify me for the next
one, and the one after that, and the one after that?

Compare. You may not have a choice to make, but if you’re lucky enough to have one, judge wisely. Don’t stop at compensation. You won’t be happy unless you’re working with people you like on something that matters, and learning enough to keep growing as a designer. Work up a list of pros and cons. Any of use are happy to help talk you through some pros and cons.

Negotiate. Look at what other people are making in similar positions. (I have an idea or will find out for you.) Before turning down an offer, ask for what you think is fair, and be flexible. You may be able to raise the compensation for a job
you would prefer, or, if money is tight, get more time off than what’s initially offered, or more flexibility in the workweek.

It is difficult to ask for more money. They most likely have made you a fair offer but you should try to ask for a little bit more so that when it is time to negotiate later in life you have a bit of experience. One thing to ask for could be a signing
bonus to help you with your first months rent.