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September 1st, 2016

Jenny Grass: Being a Graphic Designer

PayScale, a company overflowing with data on careers and compensation, wanted to know how a graphic designer finds success in such a competitive profession. It is no surprise they turned to Kinetic’s Jenny Grass for answers.

Jenny is our senior graphic designer and joined the team in mid-2016. She has built a successful career by combining her considerable talents with a lot of hard work and a wide network of colleagues, clients and acquaintances.

In a Q&A titled “How to Become a Graphic Designer,” Jenny shares her thoughts with PayScale writer Jen Hubley Luckwalt.

Click the link above for the full story at PayScale.com. Here are a couple of our favorite parts:

PayScale: What’s the best part of your job?

Grass: Seeing a design come into fruition from an idea in your head to the final piece. There is always an internal spark of excitement when you know what you’ve put together is working visually.

PayScale:  What advice would you give someone who wants to follow your career path?

Grass: Network, and know how to sell yourself and what your strengths are. I’ve gotten so many jobs from past coworkers’ or acquaintances’ recommendations. The bigger your network, the more likely you are to land a job. Use creative staffing agencies. My first job was through Aquent and I ended up working in-house for Nike through them for almost three years!