Homepage Heroes: Ty Hagerott
Ty is getting ready to take on his next role - he's a fantastic designer, visual artist, and presentation creator, and he's a huge asset to any team. If you'd like to hire Ty, drop us a line and let us know how he can help!
Tell us a little bit about your current role with Simplicity!
I currently serve as a graphic designer and brand specialist supporting the Microsoft Fargo site team. Our primary role is to serve the local employee base and community engagement. My focus is to steward the Microsoft brand with professional design, whether creating a PowerPoint deck, designing t-shirts, or creating an infographic, the visual design represents the voice and style of the brand.
What do you like about consulting?
I started as a consultant in 2008 working in web design for Microsoft. I love consulting! I have had the opportunity to work with a large variety of companies both inside and out of the Microsoft network. The experience keeps my skillset always fresh and adapting to new challenges. One of my favorite parts of consulting is facing a new task I have never seen before and devising a solution to the design challenge.
What advice do you have for young professionals?
I often get asked for advice about my journey by young professionals. I give them the same three insights each time: 1) Be patient. It can take time before you can fully develop the skills you need to go independent. 2) Find Mentors. Seek out those who have gone before you. They have wisdom you can learn from. 3) Never give up! Most people give up on a dream when adversity is at its strongest point. Often when you feel like you can't make it, success is right around the corner.
I strive to put myself in new situations so that I can keep my hunger alive. Pushing to that limit is where real personal growth happens.
Are you interested in the consultant lifestyle? Please visit our consulting page to learn more and start the journey!