At the SND Syracuse Symposium on Friday, February 4, speakers Steve Cavendish, Tim Parks, Denise Reagen and Andrea Zagata spoke about their involvement with print design.  My favorite speaker was Andrea Zagata.  As a recent graduate of University of Michigan who was lucky enough to get a job upon her graduation, she had a lot of great advice and experience.

In college Andrea worked on her school paper as editor in chief.  She had experience with design.  Andrea currently works in the sports department of a magazine from 3 pm until midnight.  She said that she is the youngest employee and the only female.  Getting used to an environment like that was difficult, because her co-workers often made fun of her.  But over time, she’s gotten used to it and has learned to ignore the jabs and get as much advice from the experienced designers as possible.