Who are Our Mentees?
Our mentees are mainly emerging designers that are 0–5 years into their career, often new graduates, members of underserved groups, newly transitioned practitioners, and designers living outside city limits.
We are looking for mentees from Blue Ridge’s geographical area: Western Maryland, West Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia.
Who are Our Mentors?
Professionals with more than 6 years of experience as designers, currently working in the industry. We’re looking for a wide range of specialities and areas of focus.
What is the Commitment? To be a mentor or mentee, you should be able to meet up (in person or digitally) for at least 1.5 hours every 2 weeks, participate in the kick off event, skills event, and celebration event. This pilot program will go from September to November of 2019. You should also be a member of AIGA Blue Ridge.