Explore creative careers at the intersections

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Career-focused tools for everyone, featuring field leaders, recent graduates and more.


10 questions

In this series, acclaimed composer and performer and Herberger Institute Professor Daniel Bernard Roumain asks creative professionals, performance artists, musicians and industry professionals 10 questions.

Bruce Carter

A musical life

Music educator and researcher Bruce Carter discusses the relationship between empathy and creativity—and how growing up on a tobacco farm in Virginia shaped Carter’s musical life, including being appointed to the National Council on the Arts.

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New ways of working in art and design

Artists, designers and creative innovators are building our future world. Assembly Required brings together strategies for being a professional creative with approaches to new ways of working in art and design today. It is a platform of dynamic Herberger Institute programs showcasing skill sets for successful creative careers that connects the experiences of field leaders with future innovators.

Cheryl Heller

The process of creating together

Cheryl Heller, director of Design Integration, talks about the processes in social design, the significance of collaborating with other designers, and Innovation Space at ASU.

Carolina Aranibar Fernandez

The space to give a voice to everyone

Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, artist in residence with the Bi-National Arts Residency and former ASU Projecting All Voices fellow, talks about her practice and shares how she uses her art to shed light on invisible labor and lift up the voices of people who are often exploited.


Sam Shugert

A career that allows for creativity

Sam Shugert, who received her MA in creative enterprise and cultural leadership from the Herberger Institute, shifted her path so she could pursue a creative career. Now she is building her own business with hopes of inspiring other creatives to have a bigger impact on the world.

Christine Lee

Art and ocean science

Assistant Professor Christine Lee shares how her career led her to work with ocean researchers as an Artist-at-Sea with the Schmidt Ocean Institute, a private non-profit operating foundation dedicated to advancing oceanographic research, discovery and knowledge, and to catalyzing the sharing of information about the oceans.