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Alumni Stories – Eddie Bullinger, AIFL

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Alumni Stories – Eddie Bullinger, AIFL

(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) – Creative Director, Implements Design Concepts Across All Media

In 1996, Eddie earned an Associate of Science in Visual Communications from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. “I graduated from school confident in my portfolio and my skill set. I was excited to start my career.” Eddie recommends that current students never stop learning new things. “The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome has been the constant struggle to keep up with technology. Luckily, I’ve always been interested in what comes next, and I enjoy learning.”

He mentions that he’s challenged to learn the business side of design and work directly with decision makers. “With each promotion, I seem to get further from production and closer to strategy. Which is great, I love solving problems. However, these meetings often have business language that is as foreign to me, as CSS, vector graphics, and color separations would be to them.”

While the office environment has differed from one job to the next, Eddie works to create a workplace where everyone is informed and encouraged to contribute. “I’m hiring talented people and I don’t want to hold them back.” He is excited to work in a field where his creativity makes a difference. “Everywhere I’ve worked, there has been nowhere to hide. You either solve the problem, or you don’t.”

” I graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale confident in my portfolio and my skill set. I was really excited to start my career. “

Eddie describes his career as challenging. “I was very lucky to land my first job in a department with a progressive, trusting boss and talented, and patient co-workers. They really helped me transition to the real world. In addition to this on-the-job training, I would spend an extra hour or two per day learning new programs and doing my best to keep up with changes in technology. At the time, the internet was still pretty new and I had just received my first email address.”

Read the full AIFL article here.

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