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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.

Unplugging for a day

Unplugging for a day

February 22, 2019

College-aged students use social media most frequently of all age groups and it is starting to show. Too much social media use has been linked to increases in stress and anxiety. At CCAD, students decided to ditch digital and the whole college went unplugged for one day. Here is how it went and why you might want to consider telling social media BRB every now and then.

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

February 8, 2019

Products talk to each other. They share information that helps us track progress and make decisions. Smartrac creates the technology that enables products to store and share information with each other, vendors, and customers. All of this info makes up the Internet of Things. Tom Bishop, a Senior Director at Smartrac, talks to us about why creative minds are vital in bringing this technology to consumers.

How to Use a Network

How to Use a Network

January 23, 2019

Tom Gattis, Dean for the School of Design Arts at CCAD, has a vast network of connections from his careers in industrial design and higher education. How do you actually use a network? Gattis talks about how a strong network helps with jobs, but, more importantly, how such relationships can support a lifelong career of collaboration. We discuss his projects in the classroom, including partnerships with Aether Global Learning and SHiFT Design Camp.

How to talk to employers

How to talk to employers

November 6, 2018

Advice for navigating a career fair, networking event, or other environments where there are employers hiring. Also, Samuel Koh (Film & Video, 2020) talks about his summer internship in video production.

It Just So Happens

It Just So Happens

October 22, 2018

A career opportunity can sometimes come down to being in the right place at the right time. It isn’t just pure luck, though. Here is how you can plan on using happenstance as a tool for finding your next job.

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