Creative Arts Director
I am a designer, producer, and manager for a social action nonprofit and museum.
Day to Day
I am in charge of managing the creation of all print graphics used at the museum. We are also in the process of opening a new museum in Jerusalem, so I've been doing a lot of fundraising for that project. I work on a lot of projects that seek to combat hate, like working with LAUSD students to help kids with online bullying and domestic terrorism at a school level. I design a lot of the graphics for those projects and fundraise for our various departments.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
Don't be afraid to take the time to figure out what you want to do. Take a break if you need to or postpone school until you have a better sense of what you want. If you are interested in being a designer, you need to train your eye and familiarize yourself with the basic fundamentals of design. Study the masters and learn from them. Be open to a variety of opportunities.