How to shine
careers / creative juice

How to shine

You’ve just been summoned for an interview. Fantastic! But how do you differentiate yourself from the other candidates? What will make you shine over all the rest? According to Allovus recruiters Brian Jensen and Miranda Wilimczyk, there are ways to stand out from the crowd and make yourself a “gold-star” candidate. What makes a gold-star candidate? … Continue reading

What’s your number?
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What’s your number?

What’s your number? This was the question every Allovus employee was asked over the past few weeks. But this “number” does not refer to what you might think. It actually refers to the number of planet earths each person uses in relationship to how they live day-to-day. After taking an online test to assess their … Continue reading

UX Cake
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UX Cake

In our previous post, UX Cake: avoid the sharks, we talked about the UX Cake live podcast event co-sponsored by Allovus. The discussion covered how to prevent your UX review from getting derailed by “sharks.” UX Cake is produced by Amplify Alliance, a UX coaching firm, and hosted by Leigh Allen-Arredondo. Leigh is a co-founder of … Continue reading

Know your strengths
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Know your strengths

Have you ever been asked the age-old question: “What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?” in a job interview? This question can be difficult to answer without an in-depth understanding of yourself. By taking a personality test like Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator or Gallup CliftonStrengths, employees, employers and students alike can gain crucial insight into personal … Continue reading

To-do list for design job search
creative juice / ux + design

To-do list for design job search

The school year has ended, and design graduates are pouring out of colleges and universities everywhere, ready to compete for a coveted design job. What does it take to make yourself an outstanding candidate for a career in design? Allovus Creative Recruiter Miranda Wilimczyk was recently asked by Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, professor of the Visual Communications … Continue reading

Epic logos
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Epic logos

Logos are the first images consumers see when they reach for a product or a service. They represent the tone and identity of a company. We found some interesting behind-the-scenes design stories you might want to hear. Maybe they’ll help inspire you in your own logo design work. How the Starbucks logo came to be … Continue reading

A career in visual design
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A career in visual design

Images by Karen Chappell Allovus offers many different types of creative roles for designers. One such role is visual design, which comprises roughly half of the design force working for our company. (Including UI and icon design.) Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a visual designer? We talked with Allovus Visual Designer Karen … Continue reading