Career + Internship prep workshop with Karl Heine

Karl Heine will be joining us on Thursday (3:30, Bishop 208)

Karl Heine is the principal of creativeplacement® — a talent recruitment firm dedicated to full time, freelance and project-based placements in the design industries. Heine has more than 30 years experience in the marketing communications sector — 24 years in the field of creative professional recruitment and the development of all levels of talent for major brands, agencies, design firms, corporate communications and companies.

Karl is very familiar with the job market in CT and NYC, especially for young designers, and he is active in many professional organizations like AIGA, the Type Director’s Club, and the Connecticut Art Director’s Club (where he was on the board for many years). The workshop will be a conversation about careers, internships, resumes, portfolios, etc. and you will have the opportunity to ask Karl any number of burning questions.

To prepare for Thursday, you will need 4 things:

1. Get to know Karl:
Become familiar with the offerings of his company, Creative Placement
The Connecticut Art Director’s Club
Check his experience out on
Follow him on Twitter
Additional Googling …

Please bring a copy of your resume (printed, well before class time) for review (you may choose whatever version you think is best)

Please complete this business card assignment on Skillshare with Ellen Lupton (items 1-10), and print what you made.  The lesson is free, but you need to sign up.

Choose 2-3 internships or junior designer positions you are interested in from Karl’s website here, and be prepared to talk about why you are interested in these positions, and think about how you might position yourself for the job (what skills / attributes do you have that you could offer the company? What skills / attributes of the job would benefit you?) Type up and print out a few sentences for each job containing this information.

If you have any cover letters you have written in the past, and/or questions about cover letters, please bring them on Thursday.

Also of note, this event is happening Thursday night in Rocky Hill and is a good opportunity to casually network:

Mark will be there (he is on the board of the CT AIGA) and there has been rumor of advanced GD students attending.

For Tuesday:
Your final deck of cards, in final packaging.
Template maker: