Graduation, Basement, Internship, Career: A Year out of College

The day after graduation is not what you’d expect it to be. Mainly because I, like a lot of my graduating class, was unemployed as soon as I grabbed that diploma out of Gary’s hand. I had some friends who got job offers while still in school and to be honest, I was envious and a bit terrified. I had no idea where I was going to be in the next few months. After my graduation came the wonderful … [Read more...]

Meet Me At Starbucks

Need a place to meet a long lost friend, a break from work, or a unique study atmosphere? There’s a Starbucks for that. Back in 2014, the global coffee company Starbucks released a noteworthy advertising campaign titled “Meet me at Starbucks,” where the brand focused on a subject much more than just coffee. The 43-year-old company filmed a collection of documentary-style videos inside 59 … [Read more...]

Taking Experience to the Bank

When I signed up for Imagewest, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I assumed I’d gain some experience and portfolio pieces, but I didn’t know how engaging and fun being an intern would be. Being able to work with real clients, a group of peers who actually want to be here and like doing what they do, and being able to create logos and websites that people around the state, country or world can … [Read more...]

Advertising Abroad

Guten tag from the graphic design capital of the world!   I’m Maura, Imagewest’s Junior Art Director, and I’ve spent the past couple weeks touring and learning in Berlin, Germany through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies. Together with a dozen other design students from around the region, I’ve been exploring the country that developed modern graphic design and … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Real World

As students go through their college careers and obtain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their field and make progress toward graduation, there is one inevitable step—the search for employment both during the academic year and for post-graduation employment. One of the most important aspects of this process is having a presence. It’s important not only to consider how you … [Read more...]