IED Alumni Interview: Marianna Poletti
Founder and CEO of Just Knock, she graduated in Art Direction in 2010. Marianna has been included by Forbers magazine among the most promising and young Italian entrepreneurs. Read her interview with us and discover more about her!
INTRODUCE YOURSELF: your name, the IED School you attended, the year, and the Course you graduated in.
Hi I'm Marianna Poletti and I'm a IED Alumna. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Art Direction in IED Milano.
YOU NOW: your job description and where you work. Can you also tell us about one of your latest projects? What was it about? Did you face any challenge with it?
After finishing my studies I decided to become a digital entrepreneur to revolutionize the way we find work. In 2014 I created the website justknock.it to allow young people to find jobs by sending their ideas to companies instead of aseptic CVs. To date we have over 80 client companies and more than 120,000 subscribers.
CREATIVITY: IED means creativity, culture, projects and planning. Let us know how both these aspects led you to choose IED and how they helped or influenced your career.
Certainly the method of study proposed by IED has allowed me to learn from the beginning to carry out concrete projects and to transform theory into practice. This has helped me to face my work with a lot of awareness.
IED LOCATIONS: all our schools are found in some of the most creative and vibrant cities around the globe. Let us know why you choose the city you went to and what role it played in your student and future life.
I was born and raised in Milan, a city that I love and that is why I decided to study here.
MEMORIES: let us know of a particular episode during your studies in IED, that you remember fondly and is a moving or funny experience.
The dissertation was one of the highlights of my time at IED. Working as a team on a real project was the culmination of a fantastic experience.
CHALLENGES OF OUR TIMES: how have the challenging times we're living affected your professional life?
The biggest challenge is being able to adapt quickly to change with flexibility. In addition, knowing how to use digital is definitely helpful in being able to do your job in the best possible way.
ADVICE: your recommendations to future graduates for a bright and creative future in your field.
I suggest that future IED students get involved with all their passion. To be humble and curious, then all the pieces will come together on their own.
MORE ABOUT YOU: let us have links to web pages where students can discover more about you and your work.
You can follow Just Knock at this link: www.justknock.it