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Graphic Design Career


April Jennings Clarksville, TN

I'm a veteran and mil spouse who is looking for graphic designers who have advice about the industry.

1 July 2022 4 replies Career Exploration



Ming Lai Alhambra, CA

Hi April!

It’s great that you’re interested in graphic design.

I’ve had the honor of working with many graphic designers and art directors.

You should check out the AIGA, the professional association for design.

This organization offers many resources.

You’ll be able to learn more about graphic design, network with other designers, and ultimately ask for advice on the industry.

You should also look into the Adobe Max conference.

You can watch past sessions for free.

You’ll be able to learn more about design in all its forms, discover great designers, and hopefully build a list of designers that you want to approach for advice.

Hope this helps!

Good luck on your research into this great field!

Best wishes,
Ming Lai


Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

What you are seeking are informational interviews. Be sure to research to find out the correct questions to ask so you gaining the most from these discussions. There are some basic rules, HireMilitary has a real good guide on Informational Interviewing. This is also a great way to network, when you close politely ask if they know someone that would be willing to help our a a service member/veteran interested the career. This can provide you with additional leads for interviews. Be sure and have a polished introduction, stressing you are seeking information about the career. Best of luck and thanks for your service. God Bless


Paul Tusting Salt Lake City, UT

Hi April,
Thank you for your (and your spouse's) service.

Would you mind providing a little more info about what you are looking for:
1. Are you looking for a fulltime job, or part time work?
2. Are you interested in working for a company, or consulting?
3. What is your level of experience and/or training in it, to date?
4. Are there aspects of graphical design that you are particularly drawn to?

Thanks, Paul


Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

You could go to the community tab on the ACP website.
Click on the Advisors tab
In the "Refine By" pull down box, select Arts & Entertainment
Look through the descriptions of advisors, don't forget to click "Show More"
Message advisors as appropriate.

I've added links to information & videos under these sections of my EE webpage that might be useful: - commercial job search websites - Get 1 yr. LinkedIn premium Free
After you set up your LinkedIn profile, you could go to the LinkedIn My Network tab and enter "Graphic Design" in the search box
Then click on Groups -several Graphic Design Groups should be listed that you could join. - skillshare:

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