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Brian Fort

Brian Fort

Fullerton College

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Brian's work combines: Design, Education, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Project coordinator/Marketing Resource manager

I create and maintain and marketing materials and website as well. As well as giving presentations

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Fullerton College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Marketing Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Graphic Design

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I was an athlete as a youth, I set a standard for grades and performance. I fell short on most of those. injuries and distractions played a big role in my education, while maintaining a B average.

  • 2.

    After high school I moved into the dorms at Cal State Long Beach, searching for independence, I ended up washing out after 2 semesters. I never stopped schooling I moved back home and kept studying.

  • 3.

    I moved several places and lived on the floor for months.

  • 4.

    I was not very financially savvy I bounced from rented room to rented room living out of a suitcase and carrying most of my family memories with me, cause we didn't have a storage.

  • 5.

    I landed and job as a warehouse manager where the graphic design team was upstairs and that's when I wanted to use my art to make a living. Alas I no experience but I had kept going to school .

  • 6.

    Desperate for a change I went for a job that asked for artistic skills, and that i had in full. I was welcomed and loved for my skills, but I was fired because of my mouth. Let go with full benefits.

  • 7.

    I was on the verge of homeless when my future wife showed up and took a chance on my potential. I went to get my AA from Fullerton College just to be on par with her and her friends.

  • 8.

    After networking at Fullerton College for 3 years, I graduated finally in 2017 20 years after high school now I make good money being creative, and leading others to their goals.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    That I need to find a job that is going to pay me. I didn't know that I could go to school for Art, I thought you were endowed with the spirit of the ancestors in order to get paid for drawing or painting, So I pursued a business degree.

  • How I responded:

    I will draw and paint even though I do not get paid for it. I do it because I love it, and if I never get a career in it that's okay because I'm doing what I love and I will be recognized for that effort. If there is something you want to do, do it, but not for the money. Do it for then increase in happiness, do it for the experience of getting better every time. Do it because if you don't you will have wasted an incredible opportunity to be filled.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I set a goal early on i life that I would be the first one in my family to go to college, even though I had an older brother I new I would be the first. The problem was that my goal was too small, once I got to college I had no idea what to do.