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Alvalyn Lundgren

Creating Freelance Road Trip

Filling the Gap Between School and Career So you’ve gone through school and developed a creative portfolio. You’ve tweaked it up one side down the

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business
Alvalyn Lundgren

The Internship Epidemic

It is the responsibility of design professionals, teachers and school administrators to value the next generation of designers so that the profession is respected, appreciated and thrives. Unpaid internships won’t accomplish that.

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Critique and Criticism

No one likes to be critiqued, but everyone is a critic. As a design practitioner and teacher of design, I am involved continually in the

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How Do You Define Design?

Toward the end of my design fundamentals course I generally ask my students how they, having gone through the process of learning design principles and

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(Not) Your Dream Job

This was a real post to an online job board: We are just weeks away to launch our new high end cosmetic line and are

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Sketching Around

I’m getting into the habit of keeping my sketchbook close at hand all the time. I take it with me to my design classes at

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11 tips for design students from Alvalyn Lundgren, designer and educator
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Alvalyn Lundgren

11 Tips for Design Students

The computer is a tool. Use a pencil instead and you’re still a designer. Having a computer, even if it’s a Macintosh, does not make you a designer.

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