Like the innate passion for design, often passed from generation to generation, the practice of design is no different. Many designers credit their forebears by showing them the ropes and passing on their knowledge to the next crop of talent. Most will tell you that real education is learned on the job, so any insight helps. Designer and advisor, Mark Weaver takes the responsibility of passing the torch with great pride, compassion, and satisfaction, coupled with an ever-present appreciation for the opportunity to do so. Mark, a regular guest lecturer at UCLA, outlines the incredible value of mentorship for designers in the early aughts of their careers. Whether you’re the prospective mentor or mentee, discover the impact mentorship can have on your design practice.