THE CREATIVE CAREER STARTER PODCAST

Conversations with creative professionals that will energize your job search and help you get your first creative job.

Learn the secrets of a successful creative job search from award-winning creative pros. Each episode, I interview a young, creative professional about the steps they took to go from high school art student to design school grad to successful employee at a creative firm. Join us!

latest episode

  • Relationships and Your First Job + Telling Your Creative Story

    A conversation with Margaret Sommers, Product Designer at LendingClub in San Francisco.  Margaret discusses managing her personal life and her new professional life while relocating for that first job. She also discusses focusing your portfolio AND your story as a way to win an interview. 

    Margaret graduated with a degree in Graphic Design in May 2018 and after a few interviews at various design firms, chose to become a product designer in the financial technology (FinTech) industry.

    To see her work visit: margaretsommers.com

  • How to get your first UX Design Job

    A conversation with Liz Wells, Senior UX Designer, Stink Studios in Brooklyn NY. Liz gives us an overview of the UX Design world and discusses the skills she looks for in the young designers she interviews. Liz also shares advice about preparing your portfolio, the interview process and surviving the first couple months on a new job.

    Liz Wells graduated with a degree in Graphic Design in May 2015 and in 4 short years has risen from UX intern to Senior User Experience Designer. She has been recognized by The One Show, The Webbys, Communication Arts and was a finalist for Young Guns 15 by The One Club for Creativity. You can check her work out at lizvwells.com.