Ask DN: How did you get your job?

over 7 years ago from Jeff Everest, Freelance Mobile Designer

  • Rolf NelsonRolf Nelson, over 7 years ago

    I have somehow had the best luck ever. Without trying to sound like a badass or doucheball, I'm glad to have had the professional opportunities I've had, while somehow avoiding complete disaster, and feel like everything in my past has culminated to prepare me for the position I am now.

    1) Fossil - interviewed final semester of school, chose to intern with fossil vs art direction job at boutique. Got great experience with huge brands under my belt here, as well as new skills in video and multimedia that I didn't learn in school.

    2) SEKTR (failed venture) - invited by a friend to help start creative agency... failed miserably in 3 months (think Entertainment 720, but with a very shady principal who just made bad deals) 2.5) Hired full-time by main client of SEKTR - mega church X loved the work that me and our video director did so they went around our principal to hire us. Stayed there for a year because this church didn't require art direction as much as production design.

    3) Freelance - decided to go out on my own 3a) Southwest Airlines (via recruiter) -got to scrape entire website and update to new brand for launch in 2014, and see how it was to work for a GIGANTIC company with little emphasis on creative, 3b) Samsung (via an agency) - created multiple packaging designs, futuristic and cool mindset for a large company, interesting to see from an agency side

    4) Reflect - introduced to a guy here through a Facebook/reddit acquaintance, and thought the opportunity of digital environmental design to be insanely interesting, and matched my skill set.

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