This sounds like an interesting opportunity to help educate the next generation of creatives:
While colleges are teaching graphic skills such as Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, there’s still a lot that students in the creative media are not learning in college. That’s the premise of an online, for-credit class that will soon be offered by Ohio University. And, people in the creative media are invited to contribute their wisdom to the book that will be used in the class.
The “Overachiever Academy” is the brainchild of David E. Carter, who has edited more than 100 books on logos and graphic design and who is also founder of the Telly Awards. “Creative people aren’t like other people,” Carter said. “This class addresses that, and will show students the path to ‘making it’ in the creative world. There will be 10 chapters in the book, focusing on the stuff they don’t teach in college.”
Carter is actively seeking input from people who have successful careers in the creative world. “I would like to have a lot of people write anything from a couple of paragraphs, up to 300-400 words for one of the chapters,” he said. “Successful media people all have a story that can help young people. I want to get those stores in the book that will be used for the class.”
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