Lust List > Sharlene King
Network. The design community is expansive, but we’re connected in many and often in unexpected ways.
In her own words
I started designing logos, fliers, and websites for my friends’ bands as a kid to get into shows for free with certain illicit copies of programs from school. This eventually became my choice of study and graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My first job out of school was at T26 where I was essentially a font jockey. From there I perpetually freelanced at design boutiques, ad agencies, marketing groups, and have found a home at GA Communications Group. It’s pretty awesome I build fonts for a hobby.
Words of advice
Network. The design community is expansive, but we’re connected in many and often in unexpected ways. Even if you’re not a freelancer, it’s important to get out and learn who your peers are, what they’re doing, and what’s their professional environment. It helps to put your own career in perspective as well as provides the motivation to develop and better yourself.