Everyone kept trying to talk you out of going to an Art College? That it’s too extravagant and getting a job is going to be a pain? Why not pick something more down to earth, like finance or IT, they said? Well, just wait until you tell them you’ve got a job with one of these next sacred giants! No one should tell you what to do with your life and what dreams to pursue. Dream big, let your imagination and creativity run wild. Innovators and risk takers must have the most adventurous lives (in these modern day urban jungles) and if that’s what you want, let no one stop you! Here are five companies in need of your creative talent.
Landor – Advertising
By their full name, Landor Associates, they are a brand consulting firm founded in 1941 by Walter Landor, who emerged on the market after pioneering research, design, and consulting methods that a lot of other branding companies still use. They are headquartered in San Francisco but have 20 offices spread across the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. They do have a global presence and are the world’s largest advertising company by revenues.
Apart from being successful, the company stays true to its purpose, and even their philosophy is focused on creativity. When he founded the company, Walter Landor intended to “[…] concentrate on designing everyday products that would make life more pleasant and more beautiful”, which holds true to this day.
Reuters – News
If you did choose something more “down to earth” and decided to become a journalist, that doesn’t mean you’re not creative. And another company in need of your creative talent is Reuters. They are an international news agency, making up the media division of Thomson Corporation, and transmit in all languages across the globe.
It was founded by 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter in Britain at the London Royal Exchange and over the years has built a reputation in Europe and globally as the first to report distant events. Reuters was the first to report Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and has kept such a high standard, that almost all news agencies in the word subscribe to it! Why wouldn’t you want to work for them?
Louis Vuitton – Fashion
If so far you’ve lived in a cave and never heard of Reuters, there’s still a good chance that your outfit is designed by Louis Vuitton. Their full name is Louis Vuitton Malletier, and they are a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. They design anything wearable, from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses and even books. Again a global company, they are present in 50 countries with 450 official stores worldwide.
Louis Vuitton (the man) designed the first product in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. It was a flat-bottom trunk with Trianon canvas, lightweight and airtight, easily stackable for long voyages. Georges Vuitton, Louis’s son, turned the company into what it is today when he presented its products Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and patented the name to prevent against other copying the designs.
Nintendo – Game Design
If your interest was a more 21st-century art form and got good at one of the aspects of video game design, Nintendo has one of the largest game company in the world and is constantly hiring. They are Japanese multinational consumer electronics and software company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. It originally produced handmade Hanafuda playing cards.
It became a video game company in the 1970s, becoming one of the most influential studios in the industry, creating huge franchises, such as such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda. They are continuously evolving and keeping in line with the newest trends, also developing their consoles and handheld devices.
HOK – Architecture
HOK is the largest U.S.-based architecture firm and the second-largest interior design firm, with almost 2000 employees, proficient in all main architectural specialties, spread around the world in 25 offices. It was established St. Louis, Missouri, in 1955and the name is derived from the surnames of its three founding members: George Hellmuth, Gyo Obata, and George Kassabaum.
Their first designs were schools in the St. Louis suburbs and were so successful, that by mid-1960s the company was winning contracts all across the United States and had begun opening other offices as well. Continuing on an upward trend, by 1983, HOK introduced HOK Draw, computer-aided drafting software products, contentiously improved over the years with Building Information Modeling algorithms, so much that in 2012, Building Design + Construction ranked HOK the No. 1 BIM Architecture Firm.
These companies were all founded with a vision in mind, and the fact that they are still on the market, not to even mention among the best, shows that you won’t just have a fancy name on your resume. You will also have the chance to work with some of the most dedicated people in their respective industries, who still hold true to their company’s initial vision.
You can easily find online applications for each of these companies with a simple browse on your favorite search engine. More importantly, what you should take away from this article is this conclusion: go study for whatever trade you find appealing, prepare for whatever career makes you happy, the company of your dreams is waiting for you somewhere out there. And as late Steve Jobs once said: “have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.'”
Amanda Wilks is a Boston University graduate and a part-time writer. She has a great interest in everything related to job-seeking, career-building, and entrepreneurship and loves helping people reach their true potential.