Greg Dubois is a product designer for CBS Interactive. He’s responsible for creating the user experience on various media and mobile sites for CBSSports.com. “It's my job to design a product that users can use across platforms, and feel they have an intuitive grasp on what they're looking at. Designing ever-evolving platforms for an ever-evolving user is a challenge that constantly keeps me on my toes.” he says. Greg understands that not all creatives work in a team environment. “If you're the only creative, cultivate your environment by being who you are. We're creatives, so we all have a certain way about us.”
Greg believes that for creative people, design becomes a part of who they are. “This field can have some long hours and a lot of mentally taking work home with you. But that's what's needed.” He designs both at work and at home to keep his creativity sharp and to stay on top of trends and technology. “Keep pushing, keep looking for inspiration and research, and know when to take a step back and breathe. As students, we can get consumed with finishing a product quickly and perfectly. It's important to know when to take a break and take your mind off a project.” Greg adds that it’s ok to make mistakes—as long as they are learning opportunities. “Those failures eventually make us great designers.”
Greg, who in 2009 earned an Associate of Science in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale says that his instructors led by example. “They showed me what the industry was like and really prepared me for [my current position].” He explains that in school, he believed he’d end up working in print design. But his career path led him to user interface and user experience design. Greg’s experience at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale taught him to be a versatile designer, which allowed him to make this transition. “I'm always challenged by new developments in technology and the changing and sophisticated design expectations of the every day user.”
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