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A group of popular illustrators from around the globe have come together in the name of love . . . that is, their love for illustration and the art of modern storytelling. Together, these talented artists have created How to Woo, a special digital handbook featuring the “dos and don’ts of the art of courtship.”  Based on creative interpretations of various romantic (and humorous) gestures such as writing a love letter, getting over a broken heart and how to cry, How to Woo is debuting in the App Store just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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“Write a love letter” by Michael Arnold and  “Tatto the name of your soul mate” by Liran Raviv

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Guest Post by Mohawk

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Mohawk is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of GDUSA’s 2015 People To Watch special report. At Mohawk, we are passionate about supporting the creative community, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with GDUSA to recognize and celebrate the work of aspiring and seasoned designers.

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Our January/February 2015 edition features the annual People To Watch (as in professional designers) and Students to Watch selections. It is an incredibly subjective process in a field loaded with talent and with newsmakers, but we proudly stand by them. The intersection of the two special reports was a question we posed to the professionals: What advice would you give a young designer or recent graduate just starting out?

Interestingly, there was a degree of consensus. The advice in a nutshell: be intentional and purposeful about early career decisions, then be passionate, prepared and work really, really hard.

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Photo: White House Photo/Lawrence Jackson

For example, Ashleigh Axios, Creative Director at the Obama White House, advises: “Have a goal; make it something that isn’t easily achievable but will help you push yourself. Hint: your goal should never be to ‘be famous.’”

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Guest Blog Post by
Diane Domeyer, Executive Director, The Creative Group

The start of another year is a great time to reflect and reevaluate. As you make resolutions about personal improvements, don’t forget about your career. If your compensation has been flat for a while, 2015 could be the year for a salary negotiation and raise. But you can’t just march into your boss’s office and ask for more money – not without some prep work first. Here are some tips.

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