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Name: Rose Ehrecke

Title: Director of E-Commerce

Company: Boingo Graphics

Company URL: www.boingographics.com

LinkedIn Profile URL: linkedin.com/in/roseehrecke

Please share advice for young women considering or starting a career in print… Which includes design, sales, marketing, and all jobs within.

Never stop learning – never take for granted that everything you learned in college will teach you all you need to know to be successful in a print or graphic design career. While that education is invaluable, hands-on experience will teach you so much more than any classroom can provide. Look for opportunities of employment where you can not only contribute as a team member but learn from your peers and expand your knowledge. Be open to new ideas and different career paths. Start a creative ideas file – fill it with anything that inspires you. It could be a unique mailer you received in the mail, an ad from a magazine, photos of billboards, business logos, or package design. Use the file as a jump start when working on a new design for a client, or as a starting point to brainstorm with your team or clients. The sky’s the limit!

How have mentors helped your personal and career development?

I have had the honor of working with some amazing mentors – family and friends that encouraged me to never give up, print vendors that took the time to show me the right way to do things when I was early in my career, bosses that gave me opportunities to expand my knowledge by learning new things and to think outside the box, teammates that challenged me to do more and learn more. All of them throughout my career have helped me become the person I am today and for that I am grateful.

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