Start Your Design Career in Atlanta
The first big brand in Atlanta was Coke. Now, perhaps the biggest consumer brand in the world. But Atlanta with the world’s biggest airport has attracted many other national and international brands. All with a need for graphic designers. Graphic design was always big–– but these days graphic design is humongous! Somebody has got to design all that content that is being created for the internet. Ad agencies now look for designers the way they looked for art directors in the old days (a couple of years back). And now art directors must be good graphic designers. Brands are hiring designers directly. Design firms are nearly desperate for talent.
The design program at Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center is one of the top graphic design programs with a great history. Thousands of graduates are in high level design positions all over the world. The graphic design program has a strong emphasis on craft which has returned with increased importance due to the enormous need for content creation on the web. There is a Maker’s Studio at the school for design students to build their 3D models. And, students often have real projects from outside clients, ranging from retail product packaging to experiential space design. Also, the school is an important part of the design community. MODA (museum of design} is partnered with our school. AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) is also closely involved and holds many exhibits at the school. GRAPHIS (The renowned international magazine of Graphic Design) recently held their 100 Top Graphis Posters Exhibit at the school in cooperation with MODA and AIGA.