Chris O

Chris O

Head of Design Joined over 4 years ago

  • 4 stories
  • Posted to Best design related April fools?, Apr 01, 2016

    I have used this a few times. Replace your application's font with Comic Sans.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where do you draw the honesty line?, Jan 15, 2016

    My experience leads me to believe that it is very difficult to hire someone directly out of school that can deliver "pro-ready" work. Someone with this level experience level would be coming in as a Jr. Designer, and will most likely require mentorship and coaching to to get them to the next level. In your case this lack of experience is also showing up in their introduction letters. I think another part of your issue is the source of the applicants. DeVry is a technical school and not a design school. Expecting someone to come out of that environment with a strong foundation in design theory may be a stretch. In the hiring process you can be clear that the candidates portfolio does not meet the requirements or level of experience you need for the role. I wouldn't say more than that as it can open you up for liability.

    When providing feedback for designers in your organization, teams that can foster open communication and critiques will provide benefit to the entire organization. I learned a ton as a Junior at the start of my career, and now I have the opportunity to mentor and help my team members as a Senior.

    4 points
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