Jenny Izquierdo

Jenny Izquierdo

A deadline is as important as talent. Jenny Izquierdo , Adjunct Faculty , The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design

What would you say is the defining moment in your life when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

When taking my first art class in elementary school.

How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience to provide an industry veteran's sense of the realities/challenges/opportunities of the profession

Assignments are designed to follow similar stages as real-life projects.

What role does collaboration contribute to students' success, especially when students from other programs contribute to the same project?

Students can understand the importance of group work and networking.

In your opinion, what is the single most important thing you impart to your students to help them succeed in your class and in the real world?

Meeting deadlines and always going beyond what is required and expected.

Alternatively, what is the most critical advice you would offer any student as he/she embarks on a creative career?

A deadline is as important as talent.