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Meet Junesoo: Finding Success in 2D Animation

Apr 25, 2024 8:56:12 AM

Junesoo Lee always knew he wanted a creative career. He liked the idea of bringing new products to life, so industrial design seemed like the way to go. He earned his degree and got a few temporary jobs under his belt. But the work wasn’t as fulfilling as he’d hoped.

What he really wanted to do was focus on anime and animation. But the thought of several more years in school didn’t appeal to him at all.

Then he discovered the 2D animation program at Herzing College. It was exactly what he was looking for: only one year long, with a heavy focus on industry-standard software, and an included internship with a major studio.

Today, Junesoo is a junior animator at the very same studio where he did his internship. We caught up with him recently to get his thoughts about his time at Herzing and how the training helped him get on the right path.

Here’s his story.

Why Learn 2D Animation With Toon Boom?

Apr 17, 2024 1:07:54 PM

If you think you might want to pursue a career in 2D animation, one of the most important things you need to learn is how to use industry-standard animation software. And in the 2D world, that means Toon Boom Harmony.

Harmony is a favourite among professional animators because it’s like having an entire digital animation studio in a single program. The program streamlines complex tasks and integrates easily with other pro tools, making the entire animation process flow smoothly.

In this post, we explore the reasons why Toon Boom Harmony is the preferred software for leading animation studios and how learning it at Herzing College can provide you with a competitive edge.

Read on to find out why you should learn animation with Toon Boom.

Meet Rekha: My Experience in Herzing’s CAD Program

Apr 15, 2024 10:03:29 AM

Rekha Bhardwaj saw computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) training as her ticket to a good job in Canada. She already had experience with AutoCAD 2D in her native India, but she knew she needed to get familiar with a wider range of design software.

She’d heard positive things about Herzing College, so she took the leap and enrolled. Sixteen months later, she graduated and got hired as a designer at a sheet metal fabricator—the very same company where she’d done her internship.

We spoke with Rekha this week to learn more about her experience at Herzing and how it prepared her for a career. Read on for the highlights.

Breaking Into the Gaming Industry: Guide for 3D Animators

Mar 26, 2024 11:37:28 AM

Gaming is a multi-billion-dollar industry that relies on talented 3D animators to bring characters and worlds to life. But getting started in this field is not always easy. You need a strategic approach.

In this post, we provide valuable insights and actionable advice for 3D animators looking to launch a career in gaming. We offer expert tips on understanding the industry landscape, building a compelling portfolio, networking effectively, and standing out in job applications.

Ready to learn how to get into the video game industry? Let’s get started.

Transforming Spaces: The Role of Technology in Interior Design

Mar 5, 2024 10:24:56 AM

The interior design industry is constantly changing and evolving. Every year brings a fresh crop of trends—some are just passing fads, while others completely alter the way we think about creating spaces.

Are you just beginning your interior design training? This is a very exciting time to enter the industry. There is so much new technology and innovation in design…the field is almost unrecognizable from what it was just a few years ago.

And that brings us to the topic of this post: the intersection of interior design and technology. Keep reading to explore the digital tools and trends that are reshaping the way interior spaces are conceived, designed, and experienced.

Non-Traditional Career Paths in Sustainability

Feb 13, 2024 9:37:18 AM

If you’re concerned about the planet but want a career outside of environmental sciences and engineering, you’re in luck.

Many people think of green jobs as those that are directly linked to preserving natural resources or fighting climate change, like ecologist and solar engineer. But the truth is that there are all kinds of non-STEM careers that support environmental well-being.

In this blog, we explore six non-traditional career paths in sustainability you might want to consider. See how they contribute to a cleaner, greener world and learn about the challenges and rewards go along with them.

Unconventional College Programs: Pathways to Unique Opportunities

Nov 17, 2023 9:20:41 AM

Updated February 2024

When you think about career colleges, what sorts of programs come to mind? Many people instantly think of courses like health care aide, office administration, and computer networking. And while those certainly exist, the full range of course offerings is far more diverse than you might imagine.

Keep reading to learn about some unique career college programs that often go unnoticed but offer a specialized education leading to exciting career prospects.

Top 10 Areas You Can Work In As a Graphic Designer

Sep 26, 2023 10:39:01 AM

Examples of student work from the Herzing College graphic design program

When most people think "graphic designer," they immediately imagine someone who designs for websites, posters, or advertisements. But the truth is, there's a whole world of diverse graphic design career paths out there.

From film and television to book and album covers to sports gear and video games—talented designers are wanted across industries to communicate ideas in creative and compelling ways.

Wondering where you can work as a graphic designer? Here's a mini-tour of both traditional and emerging graphic design niches. Keep reading to see where design training could take you.

Top Skills You Need to Succeed in a Career in Sustainable Architecture

May 5, 2023 10:09:15 AM

Sustainability is a major issue in architecture today. A growing number of homeowners and commercial developers are looking to create environmentally responsible structures that blend harmoniously with the surrounding ecosystem.

Canada consistently ranks among the top countries for green building projects, with hundreds of such structures being built every year.

So what does it take to launch a career in sustainable architecture? Keep reading to learn about the essential hard and soft skills you need to impress an employer and advance in this field.

How to Make an Interior Design Portfolio

Apr 18, 2023 9:34:11 AM

The purpose of an interior design portfolio is to showcase your skills and abilities. Whether you’re looking to work for an established firm or strike out on your own, you need to demonstrate that you’re a talented and capable professional who can be trusted to produce quality work.

An intimidating task, to be sure! But not to worry. We put together this comprehensive guide to explain how to make an interior design portfolio that represents you and your work in a professional, visually appealing way.

Read on to discover how to put your best foot, and designs, forward.

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