HAMDEN — Ram Castillo, an award-winning graphic designer and author of the new book, How to Get a Job as a Designer, Guaranteed: The Most Effective Step by Step Guide for Design Students and Graduates, will discuss “The Birth of a Designer,” at 2 p.m. on December 6, in the Mount Carmel Auditorium in the Center for Communications and Engineering on the Mount Carmel Campus of Quinnipiac University.

Castillo is regarded as a career expert for emerging designers, offering advice that helps students transition from education to working in the real world. During his talk, he will share his strategy for forging an effective path to get hired. In addition, he will discuss the importance of education, design, portfolio creation, networking, interviews and overcoming fears and hindrances that can hold young designers back.

The Connecticut chapter of AIGA, the professional organization for design, is sponsoring the event. For more information, call 203-582-8652.