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Carlton Sanderson

Carlton Sanderson


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Carlton's work combines: Design, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Director, Graphic Design and Marketing

I manage and direct the marketing and graphic design departments at a medical education company.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Graphic Communications, General

    Florida State University

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High School

Bachelor's Degree: Engineering Design

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Had passion for graphic design and art.

  • 2.

    Majored in biology and got bored.

  • 3.

    Talked to my twin and he told me about the school of communications and what it offered.

  • 4.

    Switched my major.

  • 5.

    Graduated, moved to NYC, couch surfed for a while.

  • 6.

    Moved to GA because I was broke.

  • 7.

    Got a job doing some graphic design and some IT.

  • 8.

    Ditched IT, and took the design route. Then segued into Marketing.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You should get a job that pays well.

  • How I responded:

    Identify what you like, then find someone to help you translate that into a job. You need to learn what job types are out there before you can make a choice. The key is identifying your interests first.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Money is always tight. Buckle down and find a cheap way to live. You only need feed and shelter and a drive to learn.