THE BIRTH OF A DESIGNER

Do you want to be a designer? Why is design such a seductive career path? 

Perhaps at the heart is the sense of 'newness'. The idea of exploring, deconstructing and re-inventing taps into our need to contribute, connect and grow. On top of that, the ability to influence human behavior and solve problems creatively while getting paid for it, is indeed pretty cool. So are people born to be designers? Ram Castillo dives into the fine details of what it takes to get a job as a designer, propelling you into a lifestyle that ticks all the boxes.

What you will get out of Ram's talk:

  • Learn his proven strategy for the most effective and direct path to get hired
  • Cover topics within education, design, portfolio creation, networking and interviews
  • Gain practical solutions to any fears and hindrances holding you back
  • Motivation and inspiration by bringing clarity to tough, common questions
  • The chance to purchase Ram's book 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed' at 50% off

 

TOUR DATES AND EVENT DETAILS:

To secure your seat at any of the below events, please contact the listed primary contact person or alternatively send an email to: ram@giantthinkers.com to lock in your spot. Most events are FREE, however please contact the event organizers to confirm as there may be a small entry fee of $5-$10 to cover venue costs (this only applies to only 2-3 of the events).

 

Think Education's Festival of Change – Sydney, Australia

Session title: 'How to get a job as a designer'
Venue: Sydney Campus, 46–52 Mountain St, Ultimo, NSW
Date: Saturday, 8 November, 2014
Time: 2pm - 3:15pm
Register for FREE here: http://www.think.edu.au/festival-of-change/sydney
Complete festival guide: http://www.think.edu.au/images/pdfs/festivalGuideSyd.pdf
Primary Contact: Ekaterina Antonov, eantonov@think.edu.au

 

San Diego, California, USA

Venue: The new School of Architecture and Design, The Wonderbread factory location
Date: Tuesday, 18 November, 2014
Time: 6pm - 8:30
Register to secure your spot: https://sandiego.aiga.org/event/ram-castillo-how-to-get-a-job-as-a-designer-guaranteed
Primary Contact: Cassie Hooper, hoopercassie@yahoo.com

 

Holland, Michigan, USA

Venue: Holland High School, 600 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
Date: Thursday, 20 November, 2014
Time: 9am - 10am
Primary Contact: Carlos Estrada, carlos.estrada@westmichigan.aiga.org

 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Venue: Cesar Chavez Elementary, 1205 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Date: Thursday, 20 November, 2014
Time: 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Primary Contact: Carlos Estrada, carlos.estrada@westmichigan.aiga.org

 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Venue: Kendall College of Art & Design, 17 Fountain St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Date: Thursday, 20 November, 2014
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Register to secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ram-power-tickets-13931622859
Primary Contact: Carlos Estrada, carlos.estrada@westmichigan.aiga.org

 

Herman Miller Talk, Holland, Michigan, USA

Venue: Herman Miller (Exclusive Event), Design Yard, 375 W 48th St, Holland, MI
Date: Friday, 21 November, 2014
Time: 10am - 11:30am
Register to secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ram-castillo-why-cultural-diversity-provides-the-best-creative-solutions-tickets-13931723159
Primary Contact: Carlos Estrada, carlos.estrada@westmichigan.aiga.org

 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Venue: Rockwell Republic, 45 South Division Ave, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Date: Friday, 21 November, 2014
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Register to secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-hour-with-ram-power-tickets-13932264779
Primary Contact: Carlos Estrada, carlos.estrada@westmichigan.aiga.org

 

Wichita, Kansas, USA

Venue: Wichita State University
Date: Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
Start Time: 10:30am - 12pm
Primary Contact: Jeff Pulaski, Jeff.Pulaski1@wichita.edu, Doug Stucky, doug@redcatapult.com

 

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Venue: Intermark Group Ad Agency (Bleachers - Presentation Area) | 101 25th St. North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Date: Tuesday, 2 December, 2014
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Primary Contact: Matthew Perrault, matt@whoismattperrault.com

 

Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

Venue: University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Date: Wednesday, 3 December, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Register to secure your spot: https://www.facebook.com/events/744381125641576
Primary Contact: Samantha Johnson, info@tampabay.aiga.org

 

Orlando, Florida, USA

Venue: EnvyLabs, 618 E South Street, Suite 620, Orlando, FL 32801
Date: Thursday, 4 December, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Register to secure your spot: http://orlando.aiga.org/event/the-birth-of-a-designer
Primary Contact: Devon Hoernschemeyer, dhoernsch@gmail.com

 

Connecticut, USA

Venue: Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Date: Saturday, 6 December, 2014
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Primary Contact: Basia Karpiel, bmkarpiel@gmail.com

 

Frederick, Maryland, USA

Venue: South Carroll High School, 1300 W Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784
Date: Monday, 8 December, 2014
Time: 11am 
Primary Contact: Laurel Webster, president@blueridge.aiga.org

 

Frederick, Maryland, USA

Venue: Cowork Frederick, 112 E. Patrick St. Frederick, Maryland
Date: Monday, 8 December, 2014
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Register to secure your spot: http://blueridge.aiga.org/event/ram-castillo-the-birth-of-a-designer
Primary Contact: Laurel Webster, president@blueridge.aiga.org

 

Washington, DC, USA

Venue: Gensler, 2020 k St NW #200 Washington, DC 20006
Date: Tuesday, 9 December, 2014
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Primary Contact: Sarah Tanner, sarah@aigadc.org and Kimberly Arias, kimberlya@aigadc.org

 

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Venue: Betaspring, 95 Chestnut St., 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02903
Date: Thursday, 11 December, 2014
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Register to secure your spot: http://rhodeisland.aiga.org/event/aiga-ri-get-a-job-as-a-designer-talk-by-ram-castillo
Primary Contact: Grace Bevilaqua, events@rhodeisland.aiga.org

 

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Venue: SOCO, 823 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201
Date: Wednesday, 17 December, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Primary Contact: Gene Crawford, gene@period-three.com

 

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Venue: Palmetto Brewing Co. 289 Huger St. Charleston, SC 29403
Date: Thursday, 18 December, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Primary Contact: Gene Crawford, gene@period-three.com

 

Create a Knockout Design Portfolio, CreativeLive Workshop, San Francisco, USA

Venue: CreativeLive, 444 De Haro Street, Suite 208, San Francisco, CA 94107
Date: 19 January, 2015 (PST)
Duration: 1-day Workshop
RSVP for this FREE live class: https://www.creativelive.com/courses/create-knockout-design-portfolio-ram-castillo
Primary Contact: Lara McCormick, lara.mccormick@creativelive.com

 

Get The Design Job You Want, CreativeLive Workshop, San Francisco, USA

Venue: CreativeLive, 444 De Haro Street, Suite 208, San Francisco, CA 94107
Date: 20 January, 2015 (PST)
Duration: 1-day Workshop
RSVP for this FREE live class: https://www.creativelive.com/courses/get-design-job-you-want-ram-castillo
Primary Contact: Lara McCormick, lara.mccormick@creativelive.com

 

 

Side note: the Herman Miller event is an exclusive/private event and the CreativeLive event is a workshop available for real-time streaming for anyone to join.