Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
UX Designer, Ackerman Mcqueen
The Art Institute of Dallas, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
[My education] gave me the tools and skills to get the job done. Oscar Garcia , UX Designer, Ackerman Mcqueen Associate of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, 2016 , The Art Institute of Dallas, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
Oscar Garcia is a user experience designer for Ackerman McQueen, and has worked with clients including Dolese, Springfield Armory, Integris Health, WinStarWorld Casino, and the NRA. He is responsible for designing and building out wireframes and comps for websites and apps.
Oscar says that the biggest challenge he’s faced in the industry is working with others. “Sometimes it is a challenge to get on the same page. I really had to become a more patient and open-minded person.” He adds that his profession requires commitment and many late nights. “It’s just pure, hard work and knowing that what I’m doing is going to pay off.”
He believes that competition with other artists keeps him sharp. “Looking at Instagram or Behance is humbling, seeing how other designers are working. It makes me want to step it up and take it to the next level.”
Oscar, who in 2016 earned an Associate of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production from The Art Institute of Dallas, says that his coursework provided the tools and skills needed in his profession. He adds that his natural creativity and eye for design helped him to get the most of out of his education. He encourages current students to stay focused and not give up. “Stick through it.” And he recommends freelancing to build a client list—and earn money. “[Freelancing while in school] made me feel like I made the right career choice.”
*As of December 2016, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
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