Will, a junior at Newton North high School, is very artistic and had taken graphic design and visual communication courses in high school. His goal was to gain exposure to the field in order to determine what type of college program he would be applying to. We matched Will to a comprehensive cross-media design firm in Boston that provides visual marketing solutions for web, print, digital and mobile. Will was encouraged to create logos and participate in all aspects of their business.
In addition, Dr. Jabbawy also arranged a one-time visit for Will to a national Brand Design firm. This company serves clients from Fortune 500 corporations, including Kodak and Nantucket Nectars. Both the Creative and Art Director were impressed Will’s portfolio and were happy to answer his questions about college. They talked about their own career paths, the importance of studying typography and the difference between majoring in graphic design at an art school vs. a university.
With both experiences fresh in his mind, Will now has a practical understanding of the field of graphic design.