Excerpt: Moving Beyond Your BFA
A while ago I was asked by Dave Cushman, the brains behind ConnCreatives, to talk about my decision to get my masters degree from Pratt Institute. Mark Snyder of ObjectResonance and Bjorn Akselsen were also included in the piece. Below is an excerpt from the article:
Why did you decide to go back for your Masters?
I decided to get a masters to prepare myself for starting a business. The way I saw it — if I wanted to start a successful, long-term business, my ability to plan, manage and delegate would become more important than my ability to design.
Did you ever consider an MFA in graphic design?
No. It’s not that I don’t think that I can improve as a designer, but I believe in mentorships for that sort of creative growth. I’ve always sought out working relationships with creative professionals that I admire. I think you can get more out of being mentored — and it’s a lot less expensive.