Wesley Adams (Animation, 2010) talks about the grass-roots game development community in central Ohio and how anyone who is passionate about creating video games can get started in their own back yard. Check out the Central Ohio GameDev Group (COGG) at thecogg.com.
Kyrsti Schwarz, Marketing Manager at Paramount Animation, talks about the production side of the animation industry as someone who went from animating in the classroom, to producing in the field, to marketing and recruiting. We dive into the various production and producing roles in the industry, what it takes to be successful, and why it might be a fitting career for you.
Many designers aim to someday run their own solo design studio managing multiple clients, projects and creative endeavors. Getting to a point where you are artistically ready, financially prepared, and connected to the creative community can take some time. For Audrey Stemen (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2018) it only took a couple years and she made the transition during a pandemic. Learn about how her discipline, dedication and genuine approach helped her get there and launch successfully. Check out the many facets of Audrey's work on her website audrestemen.com.
The clues for crafting a strong job application are right there in the position description itself. This episode will break down a real job description to show you how to find the right key words and attributes to highlight in your application. We then spoke with the person hiring for that very position: Meg Marsh, Head of People at argodesign. To help you follow along, here is a PDF of the job description used in this program.
CCAD recently participated in the Art Tells a Story, Let it Tell Yours web series where we interviewed Lea Gray (Fine Arts, 2004) about running her business, PaperBlooms Design, during a pandemic and how challenges quickly turned in to great opportunities. You can watch the original stream here, and also find more from the Art Tells a Story, Let it Tell Yours series here. The web series is produced by Nicolette Swift and Reese Brothers Productions.
The effects of COVID-19 are not limited to disrupting social norms. It has brought a steady economy to a screeching halt, which means job searching just got a whole lot different for the Class of 2020. What is a recession and how does it effect your career plans? We'll share some career advice and (light) economics 101. Plus, a look at how one person navigated their creative job search in Los Angeles during the last recession.
An intersection in Chicago becomes the inspiration for a lifestyle boutique in Columbus. Now the creators are finding what they've built is not restricted to one intersection, city, or time. Hear their story about how it all got started and where they hope it is heading. Visit them at madison-usa.com.
Also mentioned in this episode is the CCAD Fashion Show. Tickets are on sale now for L Brands presents: 2020 CCAD Fashion Show. Go to ccad.edu/fashion-show for more information.
What does it mean to work for a non-profit and do mission-driven work? Sara Copes, Film & Video 2019, tells us how a video project for Oesterlen Service for Youth lead to a whole new outlook on their career path. Check out Sara's mini-documentary on the Life Skills Center at Oesterlen here.
As the semester closes, two students reflect on their internship experiences from the past semester. Learn what to expect in an internship and how it helps you grow as a professional. Internships are an essential part of professional development.
Selections from a recent talk with New York Times writer and author David Gelles who was on campus as part of the CCAD President’s Lecture Series. From the sculptor’s studio to the concert hall, mindfulness and meditation have emerged as essential tools for artists of all mediums, fueling them with inspiration and giving them enhanced focus. Gelles’ 2015 book Mindful Work brings together his 15 years of meditation practice and his work as a business journalist, shedding light on how business leaders have discovered that meditation can be key to fostering a happier, more productive workplace. View the full talk on CCAD's YouTube page, youtube.com/ccadedu
What can an illustrator do? If you are CCAD grad Rosanne Percivalle (Illustration, 1980), pretty much anything! Listen in as Rosanne details a career journey that has graced album covers, movie posters, magazines, corporate work, freelance, entrepreneurship, sculpture, interior design, 3D, and much more. Learn about some of the key traits that have enabled this skilled illustrator to take on such a wide variety of work.
Smart, sustainable and balanced architecture design requires careful planning that fuses architecture and interior design. Guest host, and Chair of CCAD’s Interior Architecture & Design program, Kelly DeVore talks with M+A Architects’ Carrie Boyd and Seth Oakley about how these two disciplines work together and what students can do to prepare for the industry. Carrie Boyd, Principal and Director of Interior Design, was recently named one of 40 Under 40 in Columbus. Seth Oakley is an architect and Director of M+A’s Cincinnati operations.
The final installment of our three-part series on careers in art preservation from a recent panel discussion at CCAD. CCAD Archivist Chloe Singer has a background in collection management and paper and book preservation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in photography from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Library and Information Science with a focus in archives, preservation and records management from the University of Pittsburgh. John Delia is a real estate developer, entrepreneur, and author who actively owns and manages a portfolio that houses families from four continents and is valued in excess of $2.5 million.
Part two of a three-part series on careers in art preservation from a recent panel discussion at CCAD. Lindsay Jones' background in construction and historic preservation has blended over more than a decade of experience into a dedication to the specific repair and restoration of historic buildings and public artwork. For her undergraduate degrees, she studied both architectural history and construction management at The Ohio State University, and she later earned her MS in historic preservation from the University of Oregon. Her background includes both construction management and hands-on historic conservation roles, with a special focus on introducing subcontractors to historic preservation practices. Learn more about Lindsay’s work on the Blind Eye Restoration website.
Part one of a three-part series on careers in art preservation from a recent panel discussion at CCAD. Sarah Marsom has nearly 10 years of experience working for historic sites/non-profits and specializes in creative outreach strategies that connect people to the past. As a heritage resource consultant, she develops educational workshops, interpretive plans, researches properties, and more. In 2018, she was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the recipient of the American Express Aspire Award during the 2018 National Preservation Awards and as an honoree on the inaugural 40 Under 40: People Saving Place's list. Learn more about Sarah's work on her website.
Should you get paid for an internship? Federal guidelines say … maybe. Unpaid internships can be legal, but not always worth it. We break it all down for you. Also, you’ll hear from current CCAD students who are nearing the end of their (paid) internship experiences and what they found most valuable. (Additional resources: Department of Labor guidelines for unpaid internships; Josh Smukal, Film & Video 2019, is featured in this episode. He was also featured in a 'CCAD Story' - watch it here!)
No matter what career field you end up in, you’re going to have to deal with bills, loans, credit cards and lots of other financial matters. Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President for Finance and Planning at the Columbus College of Art & Design is no stranger to where smart financial planning and creative work intersect. We review some tips, tricks and terms to be prepared for when the real world hits.