Did you know that graphic designers can build successful careers designing hockey equipment like pads and helmets?
No? You're not alone. Neither did Vince Arnone or his parents. In fact, Vince never even considered studying graphic design.
He started out in a sporting goods business program, on track to become a sales rep, when he realized he wanted something different.
For years, Vince had been playing around with hockey pad designs, even selling a few ideas as a freelancer. But he never believed it could turn into a lucrative full-time career.
Instead, he focused on side projects and taught himself some basic Adobe design skills. It wasn't until he tried landing a real graphic design job that Vince realized he needed more training.
He enrolled in the Graphic Design program at Herzing College Toronto, learned the software, honed his craft, and kept right on making those hockey pad designs.
Two short years later, Vince has been recruited as a Content Creator for TSN, and NHL stars across North America are wearing his custom designs.
Turns out becoming a hockey equipment designer isn't such a crazy idea after all.