Find Your Path in the Evolving Design Industry
AIGA Colorado is hosting a 3-part series on finding your path through the evolving design industry. There are consistent internal and external factors that are shaping career paths for creatives and designers. We can choose to take an active role in our own paths and shape the future of the industry. This intimate three-part event series will be full of discussions, community, and action plans. Attend all three events for the full experience or the individual event closest tied to your journey.
Each session will have a workshop component and a guest speaker (or panel of speakers) regarding the topic. The series will run starting in May 2020 and ending in June 2020.
Online Workshop Descriptions
Workshop One: Where Can You Go/Learning
May 6th, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Just like Google Maps, you’re at point A and want to get to point B. You can choose the fastest route or avoid highways, tolls, or ferries. And if you take a left instead of a right, you’ll hear “Re-Routing, Re-Routing.” Often times, Google Maps will give you a few options. With all the twists and turns, Google Maps will get you to where you want to go. Our career paths are the same way.
Join AIGA and TARRA for a workshop about career paths. We’ll discuss trends and future jobs. If you think back to 2010, the Design Industry looked different. The skills, programs, and turnaround times were different than today. What will it look like in 2025?
We’ll work through a self-evaluation on identifying internal and external factors in the options you have as potential career paths. We’ll work to answer How do I map out my career ambitions, identify real needs and take actionable steps towards achieving them?
Workshop Two: Where Do You Want to Go/Connecting
May 28th, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
You have a few potential routes to get you started and now it’s time to find some pit stops, mid-points, and tourist attractions to see along your route.
It’s time to leverage your community to learn what you don’t know. There are multiple reports that estimate 60-80 of jobs are found through professional networking and how often have you heard someone having a job that you never knew existed. Networking continues to evolve and the hidden job market is growing.
Join AIGA and TARRA as we discuss how to authentically build a community or network to help you grow and give back. We’ll discuss strategies on the information interview, qualifying networking events, and making meaningful connections. We’ll work to answer “How do I make authentic connections, support others, and grow socially in a mutually beneficial way?”
Workshop Three: How Do You Get There/Creating
June 24th, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Now that you know a few potential routes you can take to get to your dream job in 2025, it’s time to pick a route and start moving. The most important part is to start and be confident that if you do want to go right instead of left, your route will change and you can still get to where you want to go.
Join AIGA and TARRA for a workshop about building a plan that is unique to you. We’ll talk about different systems and processes which you can modify to motivate and inspire action. We’ll go through the network, skills, and experience that will benefit your career growth, with action items aligned to each strategy.
We’ll work to answer How do I sharpen my own understanding and think more deeply about where I want to go and the skills I need to develop?