“I went to Richland College last week to speak to a portfolio class about some things I’ve learned in the past 5+ years in the design field. Titled ’10 things I wish they told me’ I went over things that I noticed students ‘missing’ when I was in school. One new slide i added (i also gave this talk at ATI earlier this year) was a model I call the ‘Designer Career Pyramid.’ I wanted to show what I think is a somewhat typical growth/career chart was for a designer. Starting at the bottom, in school you learn may different types of design — from video to print. As you move ‘up’ the pyramid you start to narrow your skills to a particular design area that interests you…”