AIGA New Orleans: How to Get Work Where there isn’t any. First in a series of panel discussions.

April 1, 2008

AIGA New Orleans hosted this event, there was not an empty seat in the house:

The idea for this series grew out of my role as Education Director for AIGA New Orleans. AIGA is the largest and oldest professional association in America for design. Part of my job as Education Director is to recruit young student designers to join AIGA in South Louisiana. This is tough because there aren’t many design opportunities in here and we continue to make new talent all the time. So many areas in the U.S. have been abandoned by industry (agricultural or manufacturing) resulting in an epidemic of joblessness in (what I call) Post-Industrial areas. Though anathema to the artistic spirit, learning to be an entrepreneur is the key to promising business success in areas where jobs are scarce or nonexistent.

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