Freelancing

Bonus Launch

Freelancing Freedom is OPEN for enrollment!

I just wanted to let you know that Brad Hussey just reopened the doors to his popular training course on how to become a successful freelancer. It’s called The Freelancing Freedom Course and it’s better than ever.

Click here for The Freelancing Freedom Course

Please take a few moments to watch the trailer video and read the entire web page. I want you to make an informed decision, and be excited about what you’re getting, taking special note to the case studies of freelancers who have taken this course.

But please note, the doors are only open for 7 days, closing on Oct 9th. Once enrollment closes on October 9th, Brad won’t be opening them for another few months, at least. Last time, the doors were closed for 8 months!

Special Gift for Early Birds

As a gift to all of you early action takers, when you purchase ANY package of the course, you’ll also get LIFETIME access to Code College (all of Brad Hussey’s design & coding courses, forever… a $2,500 value)

To claim this deal, all you have to do is join BEFORE October 4th at 10am PST.

→ To get all of the details on the course and enrollment, click here

Here’s to you and your freedom!

p.s. There are 3 things you need to keep in mind:

  1. Course enrollment is only open for the next 7 days. Once the doors close on October 9th, I don’t know when Brad will re-open them again
  2. Once doors re-open, the enrollment fee will likely be higher
  3. This course WILL NOT be available anywhere else (i.e. Udemy)
Freelancing Freedom is OPEN for enrollment! Freelancing Freedom is OPEN for enrollment! Freelancing Freedom is OPEN for enrollment! Freelancing Freedom is OPEN for enrollment! Freelancing Freedom is OPEN for enrollment! Freelancing Freedom is OPEN for enrollment!
Amazing Things

Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA

Below is an interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA, on the topic of career development, which is the topic of the this year’s annual AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 12-14, 2017.

Also see the free Podcast / YouTube interview with Julie and Ram Castillo here.

Enjoy!

1. Why is career development so important to AIGA?

Careers in design are morphing constantly alongside an evolving industry, which presents a challenge for all designers, new and established. The AIGA community draws from a wealth of experience to help provide foresight on those changes and the other challenges that come with building a career – whether you are trying to find a path forward or grow in your current position.

2. Have you taken any unusual jobs that led to remarkable experiences?

Honestly, making the decision to lead the AIGA was a different path for me. It has introduced me to so many remarkable people and experiences. It’s privilege to serve designers and the design community – which represents unending inspiration and possibility. We want to make sure to harness our members’ and chapters’ extraordinary energy and share it across the US. I’m especially keen on sharing new design experiences at our upcoming Design Conference in October, where we’re focusing on the connecting power of design.

3. Best advice you’ve ever been given regarding your career/or the worst

Don’t waste time in the wrong job, regardless of the temptations that might drive you to accept one or stay longer than necessary. Find a place that provides a good fit for your talents and the opportunity to bring as much of your experience as possible.

4. What advice can you offer those just starting off in design?

When you’re starting off, the best thing you can do is immerse yourself in work from a wide variety of projects, disciplines and designers. A good way to do that is joining organizations or groups such as AIGA which allows you to take advantage of the association’s resources and the membership’s collective knowledge.

5. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date?

Courage is stronger than fear.

When you let fear be your main driver, you miss out on life experience, but when you live courageously new opportunities are always on the horizon.

6. How has mentorship made a difference in your professional or personal life?

My mentors travel with me in my head, heart and instincts. (See here for how to get a mentor guaranteed) They make me smile and show up like guides when the going gets rough. Chief among them: my father, Tom Peters, Seth Godin, Admiral Joseph Dyer and Gyongy Laky.

7. How does AIGA help designers looking to move along their desired path?

AIGA helps designers along their career paths through connection and community, first and foremost. It takes resources and the support of a strong network to become a successful designer, and AIGA members have a network of mentors built in. Our members go past just connecting to help each other find answers or jobs, and provide inspiration and stimulation at every point of the journey.

8. What do you want AIGA to accomplish in the next year/five years?

For more than 30 years, AIGA has served as an epicenter for our diverse community of professionals to meet, exchange ideas, and grow the design industry. Our community is our most valuable asset. The strength within our community is fueled by making sure that designers have the competencies to make an impact on business, industry, and society. Over the course of the next couple of years, we are really focusing on career journeys and the myriad of possibilities evolving out of design’s ever-changing landscape.

Do you have any further questions to ask Julie? Let us know below.

Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA