It’s that time of year again when a new batch of designers lands in the real world. I’ve been told that approximately 30,000 design students graduate each year and enter the market. This sounds terrifying but shouldn’t be. The reality, as in most of life, is that the cream will rise to the top. Out of that huge number, there is a much smaller group dedicated and really talented designers. I was worried as I approached graduation. Lorraine Wild gave me this advice, “if you’re good, willing to work hard, and keep learning, you’ll do well. Nobody good slips through the cracks.” It turns out that this was true; short of those people I know who self-destructed by smoking pot all day.
Here, then, is a slate of amazing designers who graduated last Saturday from Art Center. I know each of them, and can vouch not just for their abilities, but also for their dedication and willingness to work.
However, just to make this clear, I am not an employment service. The last time I posted a group of grads, one of them sent me an email clarifying that she would only work in Los Angeles or San Francisco and would not accept less than $50,000 salary. To this I sent a simple reply, “Not my problem.” Yes, I too can be mean.
Josh Finklea - http://joshfinklea.info
Teodros Hailye - http://teodros.tv
Tyler Hamilton - http://www.tylerhamiltondesign.com/#!home|mainPage
Ben Hickman - http://benhickmandesign.com
James Ihira - http://cargocollective.com/jamesihira
Kevin Lam - http://kevinclam.com
Scott Langer - http://work.scottlanger.com
Chanmi Grace Lee - http://chanmigrace.info
Chul Lee - http://chulgrafik.com
Christian Morin - http://mdistrict.net
Tomo Ogino - http://tomoogino.com
Aldis Ozolins - http://aldisozolins.com
Yerem Tagvoryan - http://yero.tv