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  • Designers, Don’t Be Afraid to Go Out and Fail

    An instructor I had at Virginia Tech, Ben Hannam, asked each of his students to define success. He wanted us to interpret what the word really meant to us as individuals. At the time, I had defined success as happiness. However, times have changed and I have re-defined what success looks like. On the flip…

  • 10 Portfolio Tips for Design Students

    Recently, I had the opportunity to review the student design portfolios for Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Arts (SOVA). While reviewing, I decided that I would take the time later to discuss a few aspects that employers are generally looking for in a student book. Just remember, you only have one shot to impress your clients…

  • We Are Virginia Tech

    Today marks 5 years since the mass shooting at Virginia Tech. I remember that fateful morning of April 16, 2007, like it was yesterday. The shootings happened at a time when graduating seniors were finishing up their classes, preparing for final exams, and thinking about the future that was waiting for them. Unfortunately for 32…