From this seminar series you can learn what you need to become a professional designer. The 3 recorded videos are Designer’s Fiesta 2012 – London, where I had the chance to share everything I know about the industry and the best ways to get into it. Join me and learn how to choose your dream job, how to create your portfolio, where to look for jobs, how to be efficient using Photoshop on a daily basis as your main tool and so much more. At the end of this article you can also find a list of the websites I mentioned on my seminar to help you get started looking for your dream job.



Recordings of the seminars:

Design your Career I. – Getting into Design

Photoshop seminar – 1. Choose your Career from Martin Perhiniak on Vimeo.

Have you always been interested in Photoshop and all the cool things you can do with it? Have you always been dreaming of a creative job where you would be using Photoshop all the time and working on exciting and fun projects? From this seminar you will be able to learn everything you need to know about all the creative professions using Photoshop as their main tool. Martin Perhiniak will teach you lots of useful techniques on this seminar while explaining the differences between these professions. This is the first session of a 3-part series about the three steps to find jobs in the creative industry.

Design your Career II. – How to Build Your Portfolio

Photoshop seminar – 2. How to Find a Creative Job from Martin Perhiniak on Vimeo.

The most important asset you have as a designer is your portfolio. It is the real deal. Your portfolio tells more about you and your design skills than any qualifications or certificates. That is why it is so important to build it and present it well online and face to face on interviews. Martin Perhiniak will share all his special techniques he used for his portfolio and on interviews, which helped him to work on design projects for Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network, Mattel, Sony Pictures, Electronic Arts, etc. at the age of 26. This is the second session of a 3-part series about the three steps to find jobs in the creative industry.

Design your Career III. – A Day in a Designer’s Life

Photoshop Seminar – 3. A Day in a Designer’s Life – Timesavers from Martin Perhiniak on Vimeo.

Once you start working as a designer you will have to cope with several difficulties every day. The biggest one is to be able to deliver creative ideas with tight deadlines. How can you be creative when there is a time pressure? How can you deliver great designs without having time to properly prepare for a project? What suits you better; being a full-time designer working in a team, or being a freelancer working on your own? What are the best practices in Photoshop that can save you a lot of time every day working with tight deadlines? These and many other similar questions will be answered on this seminar by Martin Perhiniak, who have been working as a full-time and freelance designer for many years and he will share some of his best kept Photoshop timesaver secrets for the first time. This is the last session of a 3-part series about the three steps to find jobs in the creative industry.

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Martin Perhiniak

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He was voted to be one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world by student feedback in 2015. In his online courses besides the technical knowledge you need, Martin will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels. He feels it his mission to share his insights of the design industry and its latest trends with beginners and creative professionals around the World.

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