Salary Trends This Year – Web, Interactive, UX, Graphic Design among Top Hot Jobs!

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

************************************************************************   The Creative Group is a Nashville staffing agency specializing in connecting talented creative and tech professionals with companies needing to hire interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations talent. Not only have they been a big help to creative professionals in Nashville, they have also impacted the lives of many Nossi College of Art graduates. The best education an art school can provide in addition to their strong curriculum is experiences and interactions within the ‘real world.’  To help seniors transition from the status of student to the status of Creative Professional, Nossi’s Career Services office implemented programs to help with professional development.  Helping Nossi succeed with this programs, the Creative Group sends employees to Nossi’s Senior Show each semester. The Senior Show allows graduating students to show off their portfolios and network with friends, family and business professionals in Nashville. The following day is Mock Interviews, where companies interview graduating seniors as if they were applying for a real job. Seniors get multiple opportunities in one day to help them hone their interviews skills, talk about attire, discuss strengths of their portfolio and learn how to best communicate. Some of our students have even been hired on the spot that day. Each semester we can count on The Creative Group to participate and help shape our students into stronger professionals (If you are a creative company who want to help like The Creative Group, please email Dax Gomez). The Creative Group knows Nashville’s Creative Industry. As part of their research, they created…

Michael Lang Delivers Commencement Speech at Nossi

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Michael Lang, a professional artist, illustrator and graphic designer, attended Nossi College of Art’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 4, 2016, as the commencement speaker. Michael Lang has 34 years of experience as a multi-talented creative. He attended Central Academy of Commercial Art, a small art school in Cincinnati, Ohio. After leaving art school Michael immediately got a job at a screen print and novelties company creating designs and illustrations for many of the top Nascar and music legends including Richard Petty, Geoff Bodine, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr, Alabama and many many more. He had a sweet gig with a printing company, designing and illustrating restaurant menus, billboards, letterheads and packaging. He worked with GooGoo Cluster’s as well as King Leo Candy. In addition to these well known companies, Michael was an employee for Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn. He designed, illustrated and managed hundreds of projects for them over the years.   During the ceremony, he shared professional experiences and offered advice for graduates to carry with them in their careers and throughout life. His advice was easy to digest, saying boldly that his strongest piece of wisdom to offer, is “Don’t be a jerk… as talented as you might be, it can never out trump how you act.” He spoke to graduates about the reality of their jobs, and reminded them that being a chameleon will keep you growing. Possessing the ability to adapt and being willing to learn a new set of skills will soon…

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