Every so often an opportunity arises that allows us to do one of our favorite things at Rise: to invest in the next generation of designers, artists, and digital creatives.
Such an opportunity came knocking recently. Rise's Brand Manager, Dawn Borglund, has been serving on the Valencia College Digital Media Advisory Board which brings in industry professionals to help guide the curriculum process. While serving there, Dawn got to meet the Program Chair of Digital Media Technology at Valencia College, Rob McCaffrey.
Rob approached Dawn and Rise and asked if we'd like to preside over a Portfolio Review project as part of final exams for students of the Digital Media program and we answered with an enthusiastic yes!
So, on Thursday, July 21st, we had the privilege of meeting two students of Valencia’s Digital Media program, Franklin Whitlatch and Anthony Cervantes. They brought in impressive reels and portfolios, personal material such as custom-designed resumes and business cards, and sailed through their interviews with Rise team members.
We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know two great up and coming designers and we can’t wait to meet more students and aid in their transition from student to professional. And we’re not just saying that because they brought us dinner from our favorite Greek restaurant. ;)
Thank you again to Frank, Tony, and Rob for a fun evening. We look forward to the next time we can help students build up their weaker points and fine-tune their strong points.
Great job, team!