One of the best ways to give back to the community is through a job shadow program. This great program matches up students with employers for a peek into their perspective career fields.
Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to have mentored quite a few future graphic designers from local schools. A couple weeks ago, I met with Garrhet, a senior at Napavine High School. After graduation he plans to attend Centralia College for their graphic design program. He’s eager to learn all aspects of design, but his main interest is video game landscape creation.
Among other things, we discussed what I do for my clients, what tools are needed, what design programs I use, and what businesses I partner with in order to fulfill my clients’ needs. We even met with a client to discuss projects, so he got to see firsthand how a client meeting works.
Garrhet’s creativity and passion will take him fast and furiously into the ever-changing landscape of graphic design. I was fortunate to have been able to help lead him on his way down his chosen path!