Why is it so hard to hire someone to fill a creative position? At this point I'm afraid that art school might be making most graduates unemployable egomaniacs. I know this because I used to be one.
I Wanted to Be a Graphic Designer
I always thought I was going to be a graphic designer. I went to a very expensive private college and I was one of the top performers in my design classes. My professors loved using my work as an example of the "right way" to design. While most students would work weeks on a single project, I could throw something together right before the class and get an "A" 95% of the time. If I wasn't the best in the whole department I would say I was at least in the top 5. My confidence grew to a ridiculous level. I couldn't wait to get out into the real world and make hundreds of thousands of dollars producing the next world class logo or advertising campaign. During my junior year I had basically decided that I already knew everything I needed to know about graphic design. The world needed my genius and I was ready to start making money.