1. What year did you graduate?
(I just graduated in )Fall 2008.
2. What type of work are/have you been doing?
I recently finished the print campaign for the videogame, Spore. Currently I'm doing a long-term job with Leopold Ketel & Partners. They're awesome.
3. Where have you worked? Please share any design work experiences that might be relevant and helpful to current students.
I started with Plazm and then started doing my own stuff with clients. I worked for Weiden + Kennedy for a while. Tank Design, NYC for a while. and a bunch of little freelance gigs all over.
Floating World Animation Festival Poster by Drew Marshall
4. What projects are you working on currently?
Working on wine labels, pitch-books, and other stuff at Leopold Ketel & Partners. Also, some self-initiated projects: Portland Funbook #3, Nacho Zine, Heroquest ReDo. I think it's really important to have your own things going to keep fresh and interested in design. Cuz paid work can be awesome. It can be a lot of fun but not always.
5. What recommendations do you have for any current students and/or students graduating?
Fall deeply in love with every project and opprotunity. Or make your own projects if nothing awesome is coming your way for a while. If you're only a little enthusiastic about design you should quit because it's way too competitive. I'm serious. There's a whole generation that have been using Illustrator and Dreamweaver since 2nd grade sneaking up on us. And they will crush us all.
Peace Planet by Drew Marshall
6. Would you share a link to a site or a book that you frequent for inspiration?
My homepage is set to ffffound.com — so much great inspiration and it changes every 5 minutes! And Super Holland Design is the best design book I've seen in a long time lots of inspiration and I always find something new when I open it.