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Become a Materials Expert: Tips for Communicators

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The competition for an audiences’ attention has risen to a fever pitch. They are overwhelmed, bombarded with more-more-more, with less and less impact. What we make needs to matter, to make an impression, to elevate itself from the endless churn of communication. But the question is, how? The answer may lie close to home: print!

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

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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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Paper Making at Mohawk

Can’t visit a paper mill in person? Here’s the next best thing! Equal parts craft and engineering, see premium paper being made at Mohawk’s historic Waterford, New York mill.

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Educational Resources for Young Designers & Students

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We live in a time of transition, in which we move from printed formats to digital media and back again, and we use digital tools to create physical objects. More young designers today are specializing in digital design work, yet it’s also critical that they understand the importance of how to select and specify the highest quality papers for printed projects. Furthermore »

Paper Basics, Refreshed

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Paper is where design leaps off the screen and into your hands.

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It’s internship time…

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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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