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AIGA ORLANDO SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY MEETING Meet Jamal Collins

The Power of Mentorships.

September 1, 2020 at 6 pm

Hear why mentors and mentees are essential.

Jamal will tell his story to prove the benefits of mentorship, and give insight on how to be an impactful mentor.

Everyone is invited—AIGA members and non-members. Whether you're new to the area, new to AIGA, ready to get involved or just curious about what's going on in our community, this meeting is for you. You'll be emailed a Zoom link with your Eventbrite confirmation. You must be on the RSVP list to enter.

So, whether you're in Orlando or anywhere else in the world, make sure to join us for this FREE event.

Jamal Collins

Design, Educator, Consultant, Mentor

Jamal Collins is a Visual Design Consultant who teaches at-risk youth graphic design throughout the inner city of Cleveland, Ohio. Jamal provides these youth with beneficial resources to develop the necessary skills that will introduce them into the creative field. He provides a solid visual educational experience by guiding youth in developing the capacity for challenging their sense of imagery and creativity, systemic critical thinking, and preparing them for client-based practices. They explore the latest design technology such as Adobe Creative Cloud, photography, and video editing. They also learn about social awareness, marketing, branding, and promotions.

In 2014, I started working for The Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland as an Art Instructor. BGCC changed my life, literally. My second day at work, my car was stolen by a kid from the club, but I didn’t lose hope. I wanted to reach out to the kids who were maybe living in single-parent homes, or living in an environment of drug, or alcohol abuse, poverty, and most of all, education disparity.
Many kids in our society need more than a mother, and father; they need a community. I’m a part of that community. - Jamal

Get ready for AIGA Orlando Mentorship.

Get your portfolios ready now! Applications will be open September 25-October 23. Want to find out more? See you at our community meeting or email mentorship@orlando.aiga.org.

The AIGA Orlando Mentorship Program pairs the most passionate design students with leading industry professionals to help refine their skills and prepare them for a career in a creative field. As a mentee in the program, you will be exposed to informative workshops and collaborative work sessions to enhance your personal brand and networking skills. Throughout the program, you will develop connections and relationships which are invaluable and can extend well beyond the program. As a mentor, you'll impart your skills and years of experience to make a lasting impact on the next generation of creative professionals.

Share this event with your co-workers and friends - all creative humans are welcome!