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  • 1. Mastery Journey Timeline MDL501 - 01JUN14 Andrew Swindler 1

2. Mastery May2014 Goal: Gain insight into various ways go how to become a master in my chosen field. 2 Strategies: Obtain position as Marketing & Communications Manager at LazyDay.com. Achieve a larger piece of design control at T1Visions. Read and study course materials namely Mastery by Robert Greene. 3. Defining Client Needs June 2014 Goal: Learn how to translate client needs and request to team, and achieve desired goal. 3 Strategies: Develop and tweak external and internal communication. Start work on portfolio development through wire-framing and mockups. Read http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/- /9782940439782/knowledge/interpreting_client_and_custom 4. Brand Development July 2014 Goal: Better understand the importance and depth of branding, and designing a brand campaign 4 Strategies: Research various companies branding efforts, both successful and failed efforts. Continue work on portfolio development through wire-framing and mockups. Read http://www.rakuten.com/prod/designing-brand- identity/230632702.html?listingId=331600202&scid=pla_google_SynergyDataI nc&adid=17260&gclid=CjkKEQjwnqucBRDZvf_rk- fEj7wBEiQA8HDLEnyYHhebShyWuFsGnhoGWEq4tTcNrWHmS12K51LO- UTw_wcB 5. Effective Copywriting Aug. 2014 Goal: Learn how to effectively pair writing with visuals. 5 Strategies: Write as much copy as I can that correlates to my design efforts I am working on in my portfolio, and class work. Continue work on portfolio development through wire-framing and mockups. Read http://www.amazon.com/Effective-Copywriting-Smashing- eBooks-Magazine-ebook/dp/B00BYEUKN8 6. Design Research Sept. 2014 Goal: Learn how to properly conduct research for designing will help me become more effect and efficient in future roles. 6 Strategies: Continue research for new ideas and designs for both coursework and my portfolio. Continue work on portfolio development through wire-framing and mockups. Read http://www.amazon.com/Design-Research-Perspectives- Brenda-Laurel/dp/0262122634 7. Organizational Structures Oct. 2014 Goal: Become even more organized than I already am, organizing research and completed work will create a better workflow. 7 Strategies: Applying new research and ideas learned in previous courses to actual media for my portfolio. Continue work on portfolio development through wire- framing and mockups. Read and study course material. 8. Design Strategies and Motivation Nov. 2014 Goal: Explore different styles and strategies of design to become a more diverse manger that can work in multiple environments. 8 Strategies: Continue design research, searching for inspiration and motivation that will aid me in my career. Continue work on portfolio development. Study http://www.howdesign.com/how-magazine/how- march-2013/understanding-design-strategy/ 9. Design Integration Dec. 2014 Goal: Learn how to take research and ideas and explore them through concepts and prototypes, will help solidify the creative process. 9 Strategies: Develop ideas from research into concepts and prototypes across various types of media. Continue work on portfolio development. Read http://www.amazon.com/Design-Thinking-Integrating- Innovation-Experience/dp/1581156685 10. Multi-Platform Delivery Jan. 2015 Goal: Learn how to effectively design across multiple platforms will open up more possibilities for employment. 10 Strategies: Develop multi-platform design campaign, using knowledge I have gained throughout the previous courses. Begin finalizing my personal portfolio. Read http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Multi-Device- Experiences-Ecosystem-Approach/dp/1449340385 11. Measuring Design Effectiveness Feb. 2015 Goal: Learn how to gauge the effectiveness of my work through testing and evaluation by others. 11 Strategies: Submit my portfolio to multiple sources of scrutiny to see if my work is to par, and where it should be. Begin researching and looking for employment opportunities that match my experience and skill level. Read http://day-by-day.park.bz/2012/03/design-effectiveness- is-important-but-hard-to-measure/ 12. Thesis Mar. 2015 Goal: Present a multi-media campaign will be a true test and validate what I have learned. 12 Strategies: Take everything I have learned throughout the program and apply it to a single campaign. Continue researching and looking for employment opportunities that match my experience and skill level. Read and study course material. 13. Professional Practice Apr. 2015 Goal: This course will give me to the time to work on my portfolio as well as research the job market. 13 Strategies: Tweak my portfolio to comments and recommendations of those who reviewed it. Continue researching and apply to employment opportunities that match my experience and skill level. Read and study course material. 14. Characteristics of a Mentor 14 Patient Sincere Knowledgeable Wiliness to teach Easily communicable Invested in my success Sense of Humor Flexible schedule 15. Mentors In My Field 15 Mark Anderson - markwestanderson@hotmail.com Eric Hsueh - ehsueh@lpg.com Jason Monastra - monstra@ugtechnologies.com Grace Mills - gmills@t1visions.com Tom Zenge - tom@lazyday.com Scott Valentine - scott@lazyday.com Jim Connolly - jconnolly@t1visons.com