As an aspiring designer you may think that most of your time will be spent in front of your computer or knee deep in your sketch book creating tremendous works of art but as a designer working in the real world you need to develop one valuable asset if you want your career to grow. That asset is the … [Read more...] about Lesson 10 – Learn to Communicate & Sell
I'm not ignorant! I've been there, I've done that and you could say that I've been in the exact same position as you are in now. Looking for a full time job in graphic design is a full time job but as a creative person don't let ay spare time go to waste. Use whatever chance you can to learn new … [Read more...] about Lesson 9 – Learn more skills & learn to sketch
Back in the day you had to pop into the capital city or your local town centre and visit every studio to hand out a CV and hopefully get selected for an interview but today up and coming designers have a valued tool which they can use to their advantage. The tool is of course social media and the … [Read more...] about Creating your own online identity as a student
I started working from about the age of 13 and held jobs down throughout my education. The only time I was unemployed was after leaving university so it’s safe to say that I’m familiar with the C.V. having used the formal black on white clean cut version for most of my life. The same goes for … [Read more...] about What is a creative C.V?
In part 3 I spoke about adding context to your work and ideally, doing this with real world work so how can you do this as an unemployed and inexperienced designer? Quite possibly with free work. Doing free work in the world of graphic design is frowned upon because later on, if you ever go … [Read more...] about Lesson 4 – Build a body of work to sell yourself as a graphic designer
A university or college course in design is based on a set curriculum and forces you to focus your ideas and maybe even the tutors ideas within the boundaries of that curriculum. The problem with this is that it closes you off from the real world. In reality the industry of design changes at … [Read more...] about Lesson 1 – Good Designers Copy, Great Designers Steal