Alex Lesus is a lead designer for Bloomingdale, Illinois-based Envision3, a company that helps clients to communicate their vision. He’s responsible for print, packaging, web design, web development, photography, client interaction, project management, copywriting, and marketing strategy. “Graphic design is a field that is very competitive and requires a broad range of skills. I felt an overwhelming amount of stress lifted from my shoulders when Envision3 asked me to join their team,” he says.
Alex finds creative inspiration in the bold, beautiful, changing world around him. He’s also inspired by artists. “We live in an age where creative work is at our fingertips and designers are continuously sharing their work online more than ever.” Alex enjoys helping businesses to create an identity and to tell their story visually. He recommends that current students stay positive during the job search. “The industry is competitive but there are plenty of opportunities. Keep an open mind on your search. You never know what skills you will pick up. Never stop learning.”
Alex, who in 2010 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg, says that his education gave him a true awareness of the industry. “[It showed me how to take] a project from concept to completion and how to talk about or sell my work in a value added way. Not only did I learn a lot about design and marketing, but [the school] also helped me open up to be a more outgoing and involved individual.”
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