Uberti Encourages Patience, Passion to Cultivate Success

By Purnell T. Cropper | May 8, 2014

On April 21, award-winning visual journalist Oliver Uberti presented “Snails Are Actually Pretty Good Role Models: Perhaps a New Way of Looking at Life After Art School” at Arcadia University in the Commons Great Room.

Uberti, who visited Arcadia as part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Distinguished Artist Lecture Series, discussed the unrealistic expectations that are set for recently-graduated Art majors. Drawing from his own experiences as a designer and an editor for National Geographic Magazine, Uberti offered advice to those attempting to navigate the world as an artist.

A former senior designer turned business owner, Uberti showed that proving success after art school is a gradual climb. “Maybe we don’t have to do everything, and maybe we don’t have to do it all right now,” he said.

Touching on a topic that applies to all majors, Uberti also suggested that students remain open to changing plans. The artist shared how his career goals developed along the way, encouraging other artists to anticipate and accept change, emphasizing that “your story may not always be the one you set out to tell.”

For more information on Oliver Uberti and his company, samples of his work or the schedule of his upcoming talks, visit Oliver Uberti Creative.