Graphic Design and Advertising Education

Advertising is a unique industry that harnesses creativity to attract public attention. It is tremendously exciting and full of personal rewards due to its changing nature. The substance of this profession is creativity, requiring you to continually look for innovative ways to capture the attention of your audience. So here we’ll take a closer look at Graphic Design and Advertising Education.

Because of the competitiveness of the advertising industry, it is often difficult to get your foot in the door without the proper training or experience. Choose a school below and request information.

Start A Career in Advertising and Design!

A career in advertising design offers an opportunity to combine creativity and hard work. In order to excel in this field, you must have an obvious esthetic sense and the ability to communicate with others and deal well with problems.

If you wish to develop these skills, consider attending an advertising design school. At an advertising design school, you will learn about the latest design techniques and you will build a strong design portfolio.

Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun – Should creative persons explain or defend their work?

I struggle with this sometimes. I find myself over-explaining and wanting others to know exactly why something is meaningful to me. I, then, realize later that I should have let it go and welcome different perspectives. And therein lies the gift between Artist and viewer — allowing space for people to be affected in a way that best serves them. So the question is: “If creativity is intelligence having fun, should creative persons explain or defend their work?”

Creatives are like parents and letting go can be hard, but it’s necessary.

Steven Pressfield compares a work-in-progress to an unborn fetus and warns against talking about your work prematurely while it’s still being developed. I can relate to how that can sabotage work before it’s at least close to completion. But, when it’s done, it’s done.

At some point, you gotta let your baby go. You can’t protect her forever.

Should a creative person explain or defend their work?

That’s a question I asked myself, recently, as I was explaining a piece to a friend. And, here’s how I’ve been thinking about it lately — If I make perfect interpretation my main objective, I’m going to end up needlessly disappointed, and too often, it ends up being a selfish pursuit.

New education project kick-off

I’m super excited, after almost 3 months of hard work of my colleagues and I, our free GED online classes are ready for students. We cooperate with for the best results! The GED (General Education Development) program is aimed at helping adults improve their career options and giving them a chance to access higher education if they pass the GED exam. What a great new education project kick-off!!!

In the US there are around 40 million adults who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. So I’m very excited about our new education project kick-off for people who need a secondary education degree. Just take a look at this video where is explained how to get the diploma fast.

More than 500,000 people complete the GED exam every year. The GED exam consists of four sections: Language Arts (reading and writing combined), Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Our GED prep classes allow online preparation and are free of charge, they consist of online lessons with audio and questions that check your comprehension of the topic that was mentioned in the lesson.

We also work on extensive guidelines for students about effective studying. I thought this subject can be also interested for you so here is a summary. Do you want to check your knowledge? Try these free GED Practice Tests by that we helped develop to get you all set for the GED, I can assure you it’s not that easy.

What words are worth according to Rory Sutherland

I read Rory Sutherland’s engaging blog post in Campaign today validating the continuing need for great copy in advertising. The only thing it was missing was a purposeful discussion on the subject within the digital world, so that’s what I’ll attempt here.

In our digital industry, we are seduced by the ever-expanding list of things technology allows us to do, in one click, we have access to tests validating our career choices, apps telling us how to develop our career path and so on and on… With the emergence of technologies, we exist in a wonderland of visual excitement and pioneering knowledge.

It’s a great place to be. Even glancing back for a moment, our industry has been one that has up till now been sustained by audiovisual excitement of subservient poultry, wayward balloons and smartphone apps that really do make it look as if you are drinking that beer. We have been the Willy Wonka to the Cadbury factory of the good old traditional ads.

Great success is about more than money

All successful people agree that they were successful because they wanted to do something with their life. They wanted their life to mean something before they left this world. They then set about achieving these goals and as a result, they got rich. Well, great success is about more than money!

Several of the people interviewed by Richard St. John, himself very successful, said they would happily pay someone to do what they were now doing. Education is the key to a rewarding career and a successful life so give it all you’ve got. They enjoyed it that much.

So ask yourself this question, “What do I want my life to mean?”

Then write down your dream life as if it has happened, really see it in your mind’s eye, write down what you will have to give up to achieve that, write a plan to start you on the path to success, lastly write down one simple thing you will do each day to get there.

How decided should you be when submitting your college applications?

Some years ago, I submitted my college applications, and I remember wondering often if I was sure enough of where I wanted to go to school. Now, my girl is beginning to think about applying to schools, and she’s feeling anxious because she’s really not sure where she wants to go still. But okay, she’s still got some months of high school to finish, though time seems to be flying. So let’s see: how decided should you be when submitting your college applications?

Obviously, before turning in college applications, you have a nice variety of colleges to choose from. But once application due dates start hitting, your options will become much narrower. This can be a good thing, or it can be a bad thing, depending on how you want to look at it. But whichever way, it’s important to feel at least some level of certainty with the schools you chose to apply to.

You want each school you send an application to be a potential choice for you, not just some school you choose for the sake of choosing. Unless you, or rather your parents, have enough money to apply to schools simply for bragging rights, applying to schools on a whim is going to cost a lot of money (and time). Here are some ways of helping to feel good about your choices:

Search Engine Marketing – How It Can Help Your Creativity

Search engine marketing is a way to gain more visibility and more traffic on the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and MSN by using contextual advertising, paid placements and paid inclusions. So let’s check out Search Engine Marketing – How it can help your creativity.

Basically, search engine marketing can be done successfully in two ways; increasing visibility through search engine marketing (SEO) and getting online traffic via paid advertising such as PPC campaigns, banner ads and so on. So let’s see how Search Engine Marketing can help your creativity.

Search engine optimization is often carried out to improve the rank of a website on the major search engine, and to increase its online presence, which will automatically result in much more traffic to a site that is being optimized.

More traffic being driven to your professional website creation mans more potential buys and money for you!

How You Can Support Your Friend’s New Blog

Since I started blogging I have been asked countless times by my non-blogging friends how they can help me.  My friends are sincere when they say they want to help, they just don’t know how to do it! To those of us who blog, or who work in social media this might seem like a no-brainer, but the average person doesn’t think in terms of page views, and bounce rates, so I thought a little translation would be appreciated! So, learn how you can support your friend’s new blog and feel free to share these tips with any of your non-blogging friends so they can help you as well!

For bloggers, it’s all about traffic and that means page views.  If you’re a non-internet speaking person a page view is what occurs every single time you are online and click a website to open it.  If you stay on that site long enough for the entire page to load, you have given the website owner credit for a one-page view that day and one unique visitor (you!).

Project and Product Management: not the same thing

Is it a project or a product manager that you need? This is not a question asked by the entrepreneurs because these terms are frequently mixed up and used for the same profiles. However, for those who are very well aware of product management, the difference is big. So, in this post, we’ll explain the following: Project and Product Management: not the same thing!

Project vs Product Management

Project can be anything to deliver a result, a product or service.

  • Project management is a set of tasks to ensure sure that the sought result is achieved with time and budget constraints in mind.
  • It is about managing resources and adjusting planning to deliver the project on time and on budget. Risk management is at the heart of project management.
  • Risks related to delays in delivery, excess in budget, team management, task assignment, etc should be always in a project manager’s agenda.

Social Media and Getting a Life!

Should I unplug now or later?

Social media has permeated every facet of my life. I stay connected with friends that I haven’t seen since high school or early college days (Facebook). I keep my writing skills sharp with this blog. I throw out fun witticisms to my friends while watching ballgames (Twitter) and network to find my next full-time employment (this blog and LinkedIn). So let’s see how to combine Social Media and Getting a Life!

In my current capacity as a social media intern, I even use a little bit of all that to perform my job. Yep, there isn’t one facet of my life that social media doesn’t have a place.

Except the bathroom.

You read that right. The bathroom. I don’t take my laptop into the stall. I don’t carry my cell phone (in fact, I don’t have internet on my cell phone at all) to the shower. And I certainly don’t have a PC hooked-up next to the toilet.