Autumn Ballard

Judging a book by its cover: student redesign

When bibliophiles pick up a book, we embark on an adventure that may last only seconds or much longer. In that adventure, we are essentially judging that book by its cover – by the way it feels in our hand, the weight of the pages, and the satisfying scents of ink and paper it leaves behind as we close it. We eventually dive in for the words, but our first impression is the feel of the book’s cover.

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Professionals, Portfolios & Personalities: A Guide to Getting the First Design Job

Applying for your first real design job is daunting task. For student designers, the portfolio is a pivotal aspect of success in this transition, but there are many other personal and professional considerations that students should be aware of as they embark on a new career. Recognizing this, Mohawk recently partnered with AIGA’s Upstate New York Chapter to present a Student Portfolio Building Workshop.

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It’s internship time…


One of the most exciting and frightening opportunities for many design students is an internship. We spend months preparing personal portfolios, resumes and gearing up for interviews with potential employers. On top of a rigorous course load, this process can be incredibly stressful and a great deal of work.

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HOW to Get Inspired

Over 3,000 creatives filtered into the Hynes Convention Center to attend sessions, workshops and listen to over eighty speakers at the HOW Design Live Conference 2014.

The exhibition hall was filled with beautifully designed booths (go figure!), the smell of freshly printed ink, and the exciting din of designers from around the world all in one room.

Speakers and attendees alike were the friendliest, smartest, and most interesting people you could meet. The variety of backgrounds allowed for a constant flow and cross-pollination of ideas in design.

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