The Career Lab : Free Industry Advice & Interview Series
A course designed to support career development.
StartWhat is Career Lab?
StartEpisode 001 : Clients, Pricing & Portfolio
StartEpisode 002 : Rob Garrott of Lynda.com (87:45)
StartEpisode 003 : Skills & Networking (41:44)
StartEpisode 004 : Patrick Flaherty a Career Conversation (36:41)
StartEpisode 005 : Studios & Software Development (56:09)
StartEpisode 006 : Mercy Lomelin, Illustrator & Designer (34:54)
StartEpisode 007 : Nidia Dias, Art Director & Designer (26:54)
StartEpisode 008 : Investing Your Money For Retirement (19:37)
StartEpisode 009 : 7 Rules For Landing A Studio Job (16:02)
StartEpisode 010 : Frank Wells, Zach Yonek & Daniel Swenson (42:23)
Why this group?
This course is designed to help you grow your career as a motion designer. With a series of lectures, reading lists & live broadcast, you will engage on a personal level with Michael Jones and other members in the group.
Episode 4 is the perfect example of why this group exists. Direct dialogue about your situation and your goals.
Michael Jones is an animator, designer and film-maker. He is also the founder of MoGraph Mentor and has a passion for creating clear and detailed, educational materials for motion designers everywhere.
Michael emphasizes the role of core disciplines in the development of every motion designer. Without an understanding of art, design and animation, a modern artist may be relegated to the status of technician. It is an emphasis on fundamental understanding that inspires Michael's courses, as well as MoGraph Mentor at large.
See his portfolio here: https://michael-jones.co/
Having honest conversations about money and career goals is a great way to clarify your goals and make a plan for your future. There is more opportunity than ever, but you do have to navigate some complexity to thrive in this modern economy. Love the Career Lab.
-Marko Nakic (Croatia)
Frequently Asked Questions
Along with direct conversations we will also be speaking to world class artists about their journey in our industry. Gaining insights from their experience is a valuable resource for aspiring artists around the world.
There are NO shortcuts to mastering your craft. There are principles that can help you direct your efforts towards long term success.
Episode 6 is a great example of this. In this conversation we learn about Mercy's path into the industry, through the University of North Texas and onto to New York.
Schedule your 1 on 1
As part of joining this group, you are entitled to a live discussion (45 minutes) that will live in the Career Lab archive. We want to hear your story, understand your current situation and discuss your goals.
Having 1 on 1 conversations can often bring into view the steps you need to take to move towards your goals. You aren't required to take this live session when joining the Career Lab and it's fine simply to observe, but we highly recommend you take the session.
Join the group and let's gets moving.