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Guest Blog Post by The Creative Group

One of the greatest challenges facing recent grads as they seek their first full-time design job is a lack of professional experience. How can you get a foot in the door with prospective employers if they seek candidates with previous experience? An internship can be an effective way to bridge that gap.

These opportunities allow you to gain on-the-job skills and make valuable connections – they can even lead to full-time opportunities. In fact, more employers than you might think use internships as a way to find prospects for entry-level positions. Advertising and marketing executives surveyed by The Creative Group said the top benefit of offering internships is the ability to identify new talent. The challenge for students is landing a useful internship. A majority of executives said their agency or firm does not offer this type of program.

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GDUSA recently conducted our 50th Anniversary Print Survey. The results will be in print and online shortly but here is a sneak peek at the Top 12 Favorite Fonts for Print Design.

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Any favorites we missed? Let us know in the comments section.

You can read our other Anniversary surveys about logos and design projects here.  Interested in the most influential designers in the past 50 years? Just click here.

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No one said being a designer is easy.

Being a designer is kind of like riding the Gravitron at an amusement park. You’re strapped to a chair going a zillion miles an hour, and every time you try to look around at what everyone else is doing it’s just one big blur of awesomeness. In fact we’d argue it’s one of the toughest jobs out there (well, maybe not as tough as being president).

In order to show you just what designers go through on a daily basis, iStockphoto decided to create an infographic (or infauxgraphic) all about designer truths.*

For example, you know you’re a designer when:

•   You have the attention span of a goldfish

•   You see the world in fonts

•   Your workday looks like a nightclub schedule

 

* All of these “truths” are based on iStockphoto’s observations and opinions, but we think we can all agree nothing has ever been truer than a designer’s desire for a unicorn deathmatch.

 

 

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