Tyler School of Art's Life After Tyler podcasts

A new initiative from Tyler School of Art Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC): Life After Tyler podcasts! The DSAC asked for career workshops they could fit into a student’s busy schedule, so we will be producing podcasts for you to listen to while you run, commute, or work in the studio. Watch for these helpful podcasts periodically (the goal is to produce at least one every other week). If you would like to suggest a topic, or if you would like to make one yourself, contact Student Life (
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Jun 20, 2017

This panel discussion, moderated by Tyler Art History junior Fiona Fackler, will focus on Temple alumni who have taken the path less traveled, doing unexpected things with their Temple Degrees. Panelists include: Melissa Alam, Femme and Fortune; Sara Strugger, Hugh Wood, Inc,; Michael Latini, Monkey Boys Productions; Erica Hawthorne-Manon, Small But Mighty Arts; Christanna Ciabattoni, Skai Blue Media and Jereme Holiman, UrbanStems.  If you're looking for the resume resource that Sara made in her remarks about creating a better resume, you'll find that here:

May 19, 2017

Tyler Professor Gerard Brown leads a panel discussion with Sharon Louden, Hrag Vartanian, and Deana Haggag covering  a range of topics, including: Identifying and communicating assets and skills common to the artists studio practice that are useful to mean of creating value for industrial partners. These assets include, among others, the capacity to utilize failure productively, and cultural reciprocity, an acute awareness of the use of cultural exchange for growth. The inherently collaborative nature of artistic disciplines in contrast to myths of individual, autonomous creative work. The ways in which artists, who routinely produce something from nothing, can contribute to the discussion of quantifying success.

 If you are interested in Sharon's book, you can find it here.

May 16, 2017

Before technology became so prominent in job searches, people used to use elevator pitches to get their jobs. It was the statement that sold them to a company or a CEO and took only as much time as riding an elevator up a floor. With LinkedIn and other job websites becoming popular, the art of the elevator pitch isn’t lost, it’s just changed. Learn about the six perfect pitches and land the job you want.

Mar 31, 2017

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Temple's Rome Program, Emeritus Professor John James Pron speaks about that city's architectural heritage, the shared experiences of the many architecture alumni who studied there, and Rome's direct influence on his own artistic oeuvre.

Until his retirement in 2013, Pron taught design studios and lectured on architectural history, but his particular design was the historic preservationa nd adaptive reuse of older buildings - also the focus of his current consulting practice.  He is a recipient of a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching as well as Temple University's Great Teacher Award - its highest academic honor.  He knows the Rome capus well: he has led Study Tours of Italy in 1977, 1983 and 1987, taught at the Rome campus in 1996 and 2012, and had two sabbaticals there in 2002 and 2009.

Here's a link to the PDF version of the slide show if you want to follow along with the pictures.

Mar 15, 2017

A presentation given to Tyler's Introduction to Art Therapy class on February 28, 2017 by Kathryn Snyder, ATR-BC, LPC, Director, Parent to Child Therapy Associates and Spark School-Based Art Therapy.


Mar 10, 2017

Artist as Entrepreneur: Working as an Independent Contractor- Advanced tips
Forming an LLC • Legal needs of small businesses • Taxes • Management and Marketing your brand

Panel: LeAnn Erickson, FMA Professor: Facilitator • Anthony Fletcher, founder of ABM Digifilms, LLC, independent features and webseries • Doris Lin, founder of Spirit Animal, full service video production house • James Madison, Owner/Producer, Expressway Grip and Productions


Feb 13, 2017

Many employers today are using Automated Tracking Systems (ATS) to do the first line resume reviews. This computer system "reads" your resume to decide if you're qualified for the job you're applying for. If your resume isn't formatted correctly, it may end up in the circular file before a human being even sees it. In this podcast, we'll decode the secrets you need to know and learn just how to create and update your resume to make sure that it gets past the ATS system, and ends up in a human's hands. Here's a link to the Powerpoint on GoogleDocs (you must be logged into your Temple email to view).

Jan 19, 2017

This presentation was given by Tyler Architecture students Lourdes Monje and Veronica Ayala at the the American Institute of Architecture Students FORUM Conference in Boston, MA on December 31, 2016. Their talk centers around issues that Temple faces while growing in it’s North Philadelphia neighborhood. Here’s their description of their talk to give you a context for the presentation.

As a college campus grows, a residential community is left with less to keep. Come find out how Temple University AIAS and Philly BRIC (Building Relationships in Communities) are using design to effectively resolve university/resident conflicts in an urban setting. We recognize architecture’s role in reasserting public spaces as a necessary stage for dialogue and engagement. By using storytelling to activate participation, and gathering communities through common interests to encourage interaction, we consequently abolish the false narratives that keep us apart. The “Sharing Stories” project is the first of its kind in the North Philadelphia area. It seeks to fully engage citizens in all parts of the design-build process. The end product, then, is a space designed to create unity, social inclusiveness, and a reflection of the collaborative nature of the process; a place designed by everyone, for everyone, to create and strengthen the bonds in our neighborhood.

Jan 5, 2017

Art coach Carlee Meyer will teach you how to keep a balance in your life as a creative person while also being more productive. This podcast was recorded from a public workshop Carlee gave in Temple Contemporary on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Carlee's website is a treasure trove of information; visit it here:

Dec 20, 2016

Rebecca received her BFA in 2000 and her MFA in 2002 from Tyler in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. She currently is a Professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona. This conversation was recorded in the Fall of 2016 between Rebecca and current Tyler Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM student Kyle Blute. A big thanks to Kyle for arranging this interview and recording it so you all could hear it! (November 21, 2016)

Dec 20, 2016

Learn what employers are looking for with this short (10 minute) introduction to core competencies and how knowing more about them can help you get a job after college. (November 7, 2016)

Dec 20, 2016

Freelancing and independent contracting is the wave of the very near future.  This is the first of four workshops to help filmmakers, artists and all creatives prepare to work and compete in the Gig Economy. Workshop Facilitator: LeAnn Erickson, Professor, Dept of Film and Media Arts. Panelists: Bruce James-Freelance Videographer and Producer; Patrick Decaumette- Freelance Film Composer and Sound Designer; Todd Broadbent- Freelance Web Designer. (October 25, 2016)

Dec 20, 2016

Andrea Pippins shares her stories of creative “Life After Tyler.” Andrea is a designer, illustrator, and educator who began harnessing her artistic talent into a BFA in graphic design and later earned her MFA at Temple University, Tyler School of Art.  She is a tastemaker, an artist, a designer, and an educator with an eye for bold colors and funky patterns. Her work can be seen in magazines and on television as well as on clothing and stationery. In addition to designing and illustrating, Andrea curates her art and design blog, Fly, a weekly resource to inspire young women to pursue their creative passions. In November 2015, Andrea published her first book, I Love My Hair, with Random House Children’s Books/Schwartz & Wade. I Love My Hair is a coloring book featuring her illustrations celebrating various hairstyles and textures. Her second book, Becoming Me, just released this month, for young women to color, doodle, and brainstorm their way to a creative life. Andrea is based in the Washington, D.C. area, but currently in Stockholm. Check out her work at (October 18, 2016)

Dec 20, 2016

Find your entrepreneurial spirit and get inspired by a panel of four female business owners who will share their successes and challenges of starting something new. The panel includes Emily Carris, photographer; founder, The Art Dept (gallery and art supply boutique); Marcy Coffey, graphic designer; partner, WFGD Studio (certified women-owned design firm); and Karyn Gerred, painter & professional scenic artist; founder, The Resource Exchange (nonprofit reuse center and workshop space). Also joining us was Kate Cassidy from Blackstone Launchpad to briefly present their resources. (October 11, 2016)