Getting that first job is difficulty; let's do it together. Jason, a seasoned creative turned educator, talks with creative professionals about how they got their first job and the things they wish they knew when they did.
Talking Graphic Design for TV and Film with Megan Greydanus
This week, Megan (greydanusdesign.com), a graphic designer for TV and Film (This Is Us, The OA, Real Steel, Fast & Furious 8 ), explains her ability to mimic any style by being an expert in faking expertise, and how her work is like putting the design frosting on the production cake. She and I discuss the speed and versatility required to created props while discussing the all important question - will the camera see it? She details her strategy for breaking into the industry when you don’t live in LA, and how to find production designers that you want to work for. Lastly we recognize that it’s okay to not know what you want to do but acknowledge that no one is going to find a job for you - you need to show you can do the work before they pay you to do it.
Talking Creative Direction with Michael Powelson
Michael Powelson is a creative director working at Riggs Partners in Columbia, South Carolina.
Talking Illustration with Maria Fabrizio
Maria Fabrizio is an illustrator, graphic disigner, creator of Wordless News, and mom living in Columbia, South Carolina.
Talking Freelance with... Jacob Richardson, Motion Designer & Director
Jacob Richardson is a freelance motion designer and director working in Birmingham, Alabama.
Talking Freelance with... Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist and Author
Jessica Hische is a lettering artist, author and procrastiworker based in Oakland, California.
Talking Freelance with... Stephen Berke, Cinematographer
Stephen talks about becoming a member of your creative community, owning your own gear, strategically chosen free work, cutting a reel, starting a new client base, the personal sacrifice of high profile projects, what success is, and allowing yourself time to get there.