When it comes to finding a job (lecture)

Sam Shelton: It’s All About the PR // Thursday, April 23 at the University of Kansas // JRP 150, 6:30 p.m.

press release:
"It’s all about the PR. When it comes to finding a job, no matter where you are in the arc of your career, it all comes down to having good PR. PR, in this case, is professional relationships. After all, the classic PR, or public relations is really about relationship building. It’s not just about what you send out, but about how you present the whole package: your work, your creative process, your inspiration, and your personality. Be ready—you’re beginning a process that continues throughout your entire career. The main message is that designers need to become master storytellers. Design is about storytelling—and selling yourself is an extension of that. Sam shares stories from designers from around the country that have to do with creating a communications strategy for yourself.

Sam Shelton is a founding partner of KINETIK, a Washington,DC-based graphic design firm. His passion for the power of design shows in each project he directs and through his volunteer efforts both locally and nationally with AIGA. Sam is a past AIGA National Board member, as well as a past president and past board member of AIGA’s DC Chapter and currently serves on the AIGA DC advisory board. Recently, Sam received the AIGA Fellow award for his significant contributions to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the design community. Sam is an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran Museum College of Art + Design in Washington and a member of the design curriculum advisory committee for Communication Design at Northern Virginia Community College. He earned a BFA in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond."