A big thank-you to RGD Ontario for inviting Pivot to participate in the HeadStart Studio Tours on March 4, 2011 and as a panelist at the HeadStart Conference on March 5, 2011!

Students from all over Ontario were invited to sign-up for and participate in tours of Toronto’s top creative agencies and in-house design departments. At each studio, students were met with Creative Directors or Senior Designers who discussed the studio, work, and culture of their organization.

The conference that followed focused on helping students and recent grads get a head start on their careers. Design Director, Ian Chalmers, represented Pivot as a panelist to discuss the benefits and challenges of owning a design firm. Presentations educated students and young professionals more about the industry and what industry professionals are looking for when hiring. One-on-one portfolio interviews allowed students and recent grads to have their work critiqued by leading professionals.

We loved the enthusiasm of the students and young professionals. There were some great questions about the design field, client work, and future outlook, and we wish them the best of luck in their design careers!

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