Many have recommended “dressing for the job you aspire to have” as one road to success. And although no stranger to strategic dressing, Corey Futterman takes this to the next level by not only dressing the part, but performing it through his work as a student employee in the University Libraries
Corey graduates from Binghamton this spring with a degree in Graphic Design, however; in addition to his student responsibilities and his work in the Libraries, Corey is already working in the field, and in more than one role.
Freelancing as the Art Director for Research Connection, a Binghamton University based start-up; Corey is responsible for creating and overseeing art and design-related projects. He also works full time as the Assistant Design Manager for the popular student publication, Pipe Dream.
David Vose, Associate Librarian and Corey’s supervisor, shares his observation that not only is Corey “a very talented graphic artist…” but that, “from the start, he demonstrated professionalism, excellent listening skills, and great project management abilities.”
Completed projects include the development of detailed print maps of all three Libraries locations, published work in the Libraries’ annual news publication, the development of the new “Ask a Librarian” logo and the list continues.
Corey points to the creation of the Libraries’ print maps, a project he spent considerable time working on, as one of his most gratifying accomplishments. To access: INDEX PAGE OF ALL MAPS or BARTLE MAPS
Working in the Libraries offered Corey an opportunity to learn Adobe Illustrator and to add graphic design pieces to his portfolio. He appreciates both, recognizing “the assistance this may provide for graduate school applications, as well as in his professional future.”
When asked what he will miss most about his time in the Libraries, Corey reflects that he will miss “seeing my work published and on display.” (Considering what he know of his talent, we suspect it will not be long until his work is displayed elsewhere!)
Not surprisingly, Corey has already been offered, and has accepted, a position as a Graphic Designer near his home town in New Jersey. Congratulations, Corey! From all of us, but especially from Dave who called it early with his observation that even, “…in the competitive field of graphic art, I am confident the he will find success.”
The faculty and staff of the Libraries offer Corey sincere thanks for all he has accomplished, in addition to their warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future!