Lifelong Learning Philosophy:
I am quick to be honest and say 'I don't know' when I dont know how to do something, but I am quick to learn it once I have the need for the client.
Statistics show that 80% of americans that get an undergraduate degree - never use what they learned in school - once they enter the workplace.
I have an undergraduate degree in marketing and a masters degree in 3D Animation and Visual information technology.
I am blessed to do and use what I learned in school everyday. I combine my classical training in both marketing and digital art to both understand
my audience and visually develop a message that connects with them as the target audience.
Good design never changes, but the platforms on which good design is delivered on, changes constantly with the speed of disruptive technology.
Web, 3D and Mobile Development technologies change every year with new platforms that are constantly updated with new features.
I have always enjoyed continual learning. I could have stopped 12 years ago with what I learned in school. If I had -
I would be a dinasour today - extinct in competency/relevancey to today's every changing IT world. Instead, the release of
new technologies excites me and I love to continually learn new methods to deliver multimedia in new and innovative ways.
Since I earned my Masters Degree, I use several sources to continually learn within the new developments of my trade:
- I learn from other professionals and co-workers in my field that I network with
- I learn from Lynda.com - the #1 video continual learning digital e-learning marketplace
- I learn from online webinars, forums, tutorials and e-books from vendors such as: CGsociety, Adobe.com, Adobe tv, Creative cow and my Amazon kindle app on my iPad
- I surf sites like mashable.com, thefwa.com, engadget and 148apps to stay on top of trends in social media, design, 3D, mobile and tech.
- I stay on top of new product releases at industry tradeshows such as Siggraph and Adobe Design Conferences.
I also subscribe to 3D World Magazine, Web Designer Magazine and Advertising Age magazine to stay on stop of those 3 industries.
The bottom line is if you need it and I don't know it - I will learn it, if it is in the domain of Design and Multimedia.