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Game development: Leveling up locally

Game development: Leveling up locally

May 27, 2021

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.

Animation projects, pipeline, and producing (with Kyrsti Schwarz)

Animation projects, pipeline, and producing (with Kyrsti Schwarz)

May 11, 2021

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. 

Audrey Stemen on going solo during a pandemic

Audrey Stemen on going solo during a pandemic

April 26, 2021

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.

Breaking down a job description (with argodesign)

Breaking down a job description (with argodesign)

April 9, 2021

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. 

Pleasant surprises when selling during a pandemic

Pleasant surprises when selling during a pandemic

September 9, 2020

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.

 

Job searching when times are tough

Job searching when times are tough

May 4, 2020

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. 

Women in Design Panel

Women in Design Panel

March 25, 2020
Originally recorded on March 4th, 2020 at the Joseph V Canzani Center at CCAD: For the fourth year, Columbus College of Art & Design’s Industrial Design program presents Women in Design, a panel focusing on innovation in design. This year’s panel discussion includes such experts as Michelle Fenstermaker, Strategy Director North America, FITCH; Diane Rambo, Senior Vice President, Big Red Rooster; and Allison Westrick, Principal and Founder, Sketch Blue.
 
Here is a breakdown of the different topics and questions this panel covers and when they occur in the program:
 
7:20 - Did you always want to be a designer? What started you down this path?
14:05 - How have client expectations changed?
22:30 - Most rewarding projects 
29:10 - How do you know when a project is successful?
35:20 - How has the shift from brick & mortar to online impacted things?
46:55 - How the roles of women in agencies have changed over the years
54:10 - Work/life balance
1:07:55 - Audience Q&A
From intersection to international (with Madison-USA)

From intersection to international (with Madison-USA)

February 27, 2020

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.

Designed for purpose

Designed for purpose

January 23, 2020

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.

Reflecting on internships

Reflecting on internships

December 18, 2019

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.

Straight from the recruiter’s mouth

Straight from the recruiter’s mouth

October 28, 2019

Creative directors and human resources professionals share what makes a candidate stand out- for better or worse. This advice is key for anyone networking, attending a job fair, or meeting with someone who hire.

Mindfulness and the arts

Mindfulness and the arts

October 7, 2019

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

Life of an illustrator

Life of an illustrator

September 23, 2019

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.   

Interior Architecture & Design (with M+A Architects)

Interior Architecture & Design (with M+A Architects)

May 29, 2019

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.

Maintaining the past & building the future

Maintaining the past & building the future

May 7, 2019

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.

Keeping history present

Keeping history present

April 30, 2019

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.

Connecting people to the past

Connecting people to the past

April 23, 2019

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.

The value of an internship

The value of an internship

April 15, 2019

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!)

Mind on your money

Mind on your money

March 25, 2019

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.  

Planning your success

Planning your success

March 8, 2019

Hear from current CCAD students checking in on their internship experience and how they were able to construct a framework for success before they even started.

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