Entering the World as a Young Creative
with Laura
1h 13m — 11 Lessons In English
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Join Laura Mechling Jensen as she shares her exclusive advice for navigating the professional world as a creative. In this Nerdabe class, Laura will touch on topics like; how to give and receive feedback, how to showcase your portfolio, how to know your worth ($$) as an artist /freelancer/ employee, as well as advice on starting a new career.

As a creative professional, Laura has over 10 years of experience as a full time employee and freelancer. Her passion for mentoring and helping others brings all of her thoughtful advice into one class, where she touches on topics that are rarely talked about in college or beyond.

This class is perfect for young professionals who are entering the creative world for the first time, or for more experienced designers that are making a career shift and need some extra help navigating the complicated world of freelance or full time.

10 video lessons will take you through:
- Giving & Receiving Feedback
- How to Showcase your Skills and Portfolio
- Transitioning from College to the Professional World
- Knowing your Worth ($$)
- Instilling your Core Values into your Work
- How to Present your Work
- The Stages of your Career - Where do you fit in?
- Starting a New Job
- Challenges in the Workplace
- Wrap Up & Book Recommendations
→ All you need is a pen and paper to take notes
Hi! My name is Laura. I am a Creative Director/Designer with a background of working within small in-house design teams and large scale agencies. Most recently I have worked hard at leading design teams in growing start-ups, pushing them beyond their potential. I have found that I enjoy building teams with great people, offering advice, and mentoring them as they grow as creatives. Over the last 5 years, I worked primarily with start-ups like BarkBox and Blue Apron. Recently I helped drive the creative launch of Tend Dental (a new dental wellness start-up in NYC - sounds crazy I know) as well as a new startup called Hive launching in fall 2020! Now, I'm working remotely as the Brand Design Lead for Getaway House, helping people connect back to nature in this digital-driven time. My husband is a Brewer at Meire's Creek Brewery in Cazenovia NY, so you'll often find me helping him brew, can, and taste test of course. We have a silly french bulldog named Charlie who keeps me company while working from home. He is currently enjoying all the things upstate has to offer, like jumping into leaf piles!