Imagine that you, a new designer, have just
graduated from design school. You’re ready
to set the design world on fire, if only you
can find the right job and a supportive
client. You’ve sent out resumes and digital
portfolios, and you’ve gone on a few
interviews. But the market is saturated in
your town, and you can’t afford to move
away. What do you do to gain experience,
meet clients, and publicize your work?
Or…you might be a project manager in a large firm that is expanding overseas. You need to find designers who
understand the geography, climate,
context, or cultural nuances in a
location that’s new to you. You’re not
ready to hire more full-time designers until you’ve proven that your
company can make it in this market.
Where might you turn to identify
qualified individuals who can work
where and when you need them?
Or…what if you are a homeowner eager to build a small addition?
You have an idea of how it should
look, and you’d like to explore
as many options as possible.
Complicating matters, you have a
short timeline and limited budget.
How can you obtain creative
solutions quickly and without paying
an arm and a leg?
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by beverly K. brandt