Posted On: September 2018
Academy of Art University on Producing Opportunity for International Graduates for Today’s Art and Design-Hungry Job Market
The US job market for designers is booming, and there is currently a high demand for those skilled in art and design. An estimated 70 percent of creative professionals and 64 percent of marketing professionals report their teams to be severely understaffed. When asked about which roles they would prioritize in the hiring process, their answers include web design and production.
We’ve all heard about the American Dream before-the dream of starting from very little and climbing your way up the ladder of success, all on a basis of hard work, ingenuity, and good old-fashioned blood and sweat. However, there are only a handful of examples of people who have truly lived that American Dream out at every end of the spectrum, moving from nothing through to experiencing the kind of life many people only dream of.
Shervin Pishevar is one such individual; he didn’t get to where he is through mere good luck. After immigrating with his parents to the United States in 1976, Pishevar experienced the ups and downs that are a part of acclimatizing to a country different from his birth country of Iran. Although his father had originally come to the US with the goal of completing his master’s degree, he soon found himself returning to Iran just two years later to be a part of the revolution. So, Pishevar learned from a very early age to deal with chaos and uncertainty as his parents were split across two countries, and that experience was truly formative in shaping the ethos and work ethic that he carried with him into future business ventures.
Pishevar was always driven by the desire to learn, which was instilled in him by his parents, alongside the value of hard work. Because of this, he began publishing work at the young age of just 20, when he first published an article on human rights and doctors in JAMA, which had a significant carry-on effect on the formation of the Istanbul Protocol. At a young age, Pishevar had tasted what it felt like to be a part of shaping the world he lived in, and that desire would continue to define his choices during his career.
Two of my favorite things to do in life are fishing and playing golf. I think it’s incredibly important to have interests outside of work, these hobbies keep me grounded and help to make me a well-rounded individual that only helps me run NICE Global.
Booming luxury consignment retailer The RealReal has recently released its mid-year luxury resale report – the biannual version of its 2018 State of Luxury – highlighting trends, bestselling brands and emerging designers in the marketplace. Topping The RealReal’s search results and purchases for the first time in its 7-year run was trendy designer label Gucci, ousting previous top performers like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin. The Gucci dominance showed a reported 62 percent sales growth and accompanying search volume, popular across all demographics but especially notable among millennials, whose search for the popular brand increased by 48 percent. The report comes after a breakthrough year for the e-comm retailer who, in late July opened their second brick and mortar storefront on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. The RealReal is one of a handful of companies changing the game, and for brands like Gucci and Chanel who – along with the whole of luxury retailers – snubbed the idea of secondhand… the change is part of a bigger movement we’re seeing that’s championing secondhand as the progressive and obvious environmental and economical option. Consignment is slated to reach $41 billion by 2022, growing 24 times more than overall apparel retail according to a 2018 marketplace report. According to the report, 44 million women shopped secondhand last year, up from 35 million in 2016, with an audience of roughly one in three women 18 years and older. With undeniable data backing the growth of consignment, The RealReal is undoubtedly the industry leader, and in just seven short years has proven the power of their unique business model: authenticity – backing every single item it resells to be 100% the REAL real thing, plus sustainability – lessening the environmental impact created by discarded apparel and offering reselling as the remedy to an ethical extension in cyclical fashion.
When Graeme Holm launched Infinity Group Australia in 2013, his goal was to help everyday Australians improve their finances and secure their futures. Since then, Holm’s customer-driven approach has gotten proven results, and Infinity Group Australia has become one of Australia’s fastest-growing debt reduction and money management services.