What’s in my Office Thursday: Meet CPS alum Lindsay Fuhs, Digital Designer at Energy BBDO.
Check out her advice below:
@ CPS - Have fun in taking full advantage of the creative freedom you have. This is the time to BE YOU and to pour your heart and soul into every project. Be sure to have smart reasons to back up all of your design decisions. When the designs are done- make app prototypes, photograph and stylize your own photo shoots of your project’s, and code your own website. Make it your own.
@ finding a job - Have design heroes you turn to for inspiration. Find the people that are doing what you want to be doing and follow their footsteps. Consider where you want to spend all of your time. You are talented, so don’t settle. One rule I had set up for myself when applying for jobs was that I wouldn’t apply to a firm if I didn’t think their work or website design was strong. Also, if their website design wasn’t responsive!
@ at your job - Do more than what is expected, be nice, smile, bake cookies and everyone will love you.
@ life - Tell the world what you do! People will see your passion and believe in you and trust me that will lead to many opportunities. Make design your practice, not your profession. Keep working on perfecting your craft in and outside of your 9-5. It’s important to keep up with side projects or freelance work to find other outlets to express your creativity.
Take a look at her beautiful book: http://www.lindsayfuhs.com